Stephanie Bolster (Montreal)lovingly hosted by above/ground press editor/publisher rob mclennan
Braydon Beaulieu (Toronto)
Sean Braune (Toronto)
+ Pearl Pirie (Ottawa)
[and don't forget the Toronto event, August 25th!]
7:30pm, Saturday, September 10, 2016
Black Squirrel Books & Café
1073 Bank St, Ottawa
$5 at the door; includes a copy of a recent above/ground press title
Stephanie Bolster is the author of four books of poetry, the first of which, White Stone: The Alice Poems (Signal/Véhicule, 1998), won the Governor General’s and the Gerald Lampert Awards. Her latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Brick Books, 2011) was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award and more recent work was a finalist for the Canada Writes/CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems by the late Ottawa poet Diana Brebner, and co-editor of Penned: Zoo Poems, she was born in Vancouver and teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montréal, where she also coordinates the writing program.
She is the author of three above/ground press chapbook: Three Bloody Words (1996), Biodome (2006) and Three Bloody Words : Twentieth Anniversary Edition (2016).
Braydon Beaulieu is a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary where he studies creative writing, poetics, science fiction, and games. He lives in Toronto.
He is the author of the above/ground press chapbook ERASURE: A Short Story (2016).
Sean Braune’s theoretical work has been published in Postmodern Culture, Journal of Modern Literature, Canadian Literature, symplokē, and elsewhere. His poetry has appeared in ditch, The Puritan, Rampike, and Poetry is Dead, and elsewhere.
His first chapbook, produced by above/ground press, is the vitamins of an alphabet (2016).
Pearl Pirie does bookish and lookish things. She has made a bunch of chapbooks & you probably should too. (Bio is Italian for speaker’s corner, right?) For those who answer no, Pirie has been published in 3 books, a few anthologies, many chapbooks and has a renewed love of canoes. www.pearlpirie.com has resources for templates.
She is the author of six above/ground press publications, including the chapbooks oath in the boathouse (2008), vertigoheel for the dilly (2014), today’s woods (2014) and the brand-new sex in sevens (2016).