Monthly Archives: October 2010

a new dimension in mind-shattering suspense

or why I had trouble sleeping after watching this movie in the Peel After-School-Program, every Halloween. If you break the circle, bad things happen.


discover the elusive (courtesy of S.G.)

little wheel spin and spin


two weeks left! (right? right!)

Only two weeks until the cartywheel chapbook deadline of Nov. 1st (we must commune with our dear saints):

[p.s. for my lovely aunts, great-aunts, grandfather, grandmother, great-uncle. #beatcancer  (]

Reading tomorrow at Collected Works

West meets East. East meets West. North and South remain estranged.

Reading tomorrow at Collected Works, Ottawa, ON, Canada at 7:30 pm with Ariel Gordon, Tracy Hamon and Pearl Pirie. Details below from the Facebook invite.!/event.php?eid=118401194881305&ref=mf

Winnipeg’s Ariel Gordon and Regina’s Tracy Hamon will be touring their new books east in early October and will be joined in Ottawa by Christine McNair and Pearl Pirie. Many thanks to the League of Canadian Poets, Palimpsest Press, and Coteau Books, who have enabled our swanning about the country, books in hand.

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Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg-based writer and editor. She has two chapbooks to her credit, The navel gaze (Palimpsest Press) and Guidelines: Malaysia & Indonesia, 1999 (Rubicon Press), and this spring, Palimpsest published her first full-length poetry collection, Hump. She recently won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Regina’s Tracy Hamon holds a BA Hon and a MA in English with a creative option from the U of R . Her first book of poetry This Is Not Eden was released in April 2005 and was a finalist for two Saskatchewan Book Awards. Portions of her recent collection, Interruptions in Glass (Coteau 2010) won the City of Regina Writing Award in 2005. She is the current Program Officer for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

Christine McNair’s work has appeared in The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire,, CV2, the Bywords Quarterly Journal, Descant, and a few other places. Her poems were featured in Dalhousie Blues, a collaborative project with Sean Moreland, Jamie Bradley and Caleb JW Brasset (ex-hubris press, 2009). Her work was also included in the Dinosaur Porn (Ferno House, 2010) and Rogue Stimulus (Mansfield Press, 2010) anthologies. She is one of the hosts of CKCU’s Literary Landscapes program and works as a book doctor in Ottawa.

Ottawa poet Pearl Pirie’s been shed bore (Chaudiere Books, 2010), her first trade poetry collection, follows years of a small voice gaining in strength, and in volume, through so much subtle activity and quiet disconnect that by the time she was noticed, she was already everywhere, and already a confident voice. Her chapbooks include over my dead corpus (AngelHouse, 2010) and boathouse (above/ground, 2008). She blogs at pesbo, Humanyms, and a few other places. Poems have appeared thru dandelion, ditch, PRECIPICe, Dusie, 17 Seconds, 1cent, and Ottawater.