as part of the third annual VERSeFest poetry festival
The Factory Reading Series Lecture Series, two talks and readings by:
Nicole Markotić (Windsor ON)lovingly hosted by rob mclennan,
and Gil McElroy (Colborne ON)
Saturday, March 16, 2013
1:30pm at The Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square, Ottawa
check the VERSeFest link for the full schedule of events!
March 12-17, 2013
Nicole Markotić is a poet, critic, and novelist in Windsor, Ontario. She has published three books of poetry: Connect the Dots, Minotaurs & Other Alphabets (Wolsak & Wynn), and Bent at the Spine (BookThug). She has published two novels: Yellow Pages (Red Deer Press) and Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot (Arsenal Press), edited a collection of poetry by Dennis Cooley: By Word of Mouth (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), and co-edited (with Sally Chivers) an anthology concerning representations of disability, The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film (Ohio State UP). She has published her poetry in numerous literary journals in Canada, the USA, Australia, and Europe. Currently, Nicole Markotić teaches Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, where she also edits the poetry chapbook series, Wrinkle Press.
Gil McElroy is a poet, independent curator, art critic, and visual artist. He has published four books of poetry, most recently Ordinary Time (Talonbooks, 2011), and numerous chapbooks that include Ordinary Time: The Merton Lake Propers (Baseline Press, 2012). He is also author of Gravity & Grace: Selected Writing on Contemporary Canadian Art (Gaspereau Press, 2001) and the memoir Cold Comfort: Growing Up Cold War (Talonbooks, 2012). McElroy writes about visual art for publications in Canada and the United States, and is a regular correspondent for Akimblog. As a practicing visual artist, he has recently been collaborating with Halifax-based artist Peter Dykhuis on a series of site-specific gallery exhibitions based on abandoned Cold War military installations in Canada.
He lives in the village of Colborne, Ontario with his wife Heather.
At this event, he will be launching the chapbook Twentieth (above/ground press, 2013).