readings and above/ground press chapbook launches by:
Shannon Maguire (Toronto/Guelph)lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
+ Roland Prevost (Ottawa)
with special guest Craig Calhoun (Ottawa)
Saturday, December 15, 2012;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale)
Shannon Maguire is the author of the chapbooks: Vowel Wolves & Other Knots (above/ground, 2011) and Fruit Machine (Ferno House, 2012). She has been a finalist for the Manitoba Magazine Awards (2012) and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry (2011). Her first full-length collection, Fur(l) Parachute is forthcoming from BookThug in spring 2013.
She will be launching her second above/ground press title, A Web Of Holes (2012).
Roland Prevost’s poetry appears in Arc poetry magazine, Descant Magazine, the Ottawa Arts Review, Peter F. Yacht Club, Ottawater (online), among others. He has three previous chapbooks: Metafizz (2007, Bywords), Dragon Verses (2009, Dusty Owl), Our/ Are Carried Invisibles (2009, above/ground). He’s also been published in two poetry collections by Amanda Earl’s AngelHousePress, Whack of Clouds (2008) and Pent Up (2009). Roland won the 2006 John Newlove Poetry Award. He was, for a few years, the managing editor of 17 seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, as well as poetics.ca, both online. He studied English and Psychology at York University and the University of Manitoba. He lives, writes poetry, short stories, a lifelong journal, composes and records songs, and peers through telescopes in Ottawa.
He will be launching his second above/ground press poetry chapbook, Parapagus (2012).
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Craig Calhoun moved to Canada in 2008. His work has appeared in the Writers in Prison issue of Descant, Pilot, The Incongruous Quarterly, Liars’ League London, Liars’ League NYC, Marco Polo, and Steel Bananas Quarterly.