Thursday, March 9, 2023

2023 #AWP (unofficial) offsite (virtual) readings : day three of five: Nećakov, Trivedi, Christie, Kelsey + Rebrec,

Furthering this week’s thread as part of the above/ground press thirtieth anniversary as an adjunct to this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual Conference and Bookfair, one might begin to ask: just how offsite is offsite? What does it mean, exactly? One suspects that, in the end, we might discover that the true meaning of #AWP was actually inside of us this whole time.

Lillian Nećakov is the author many chapbooks, including The Lake Contains and Emergency Room (Apt. 9 Press; shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award), as well as the full-length collections il virus (Anvil Press; shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award), Hooligans (Mansfield Press), The Bone Broker (Mansfield Press), Hat Trick (Exile Editions), Polaroids (Coach House Books) and The Sickbed of Dogs (Wolsak and Wynn). Her new book, Midnight Glossolalia, a collaborative poetry collection with Scott Ferry and Lauren Scharhag was published in February, 2023 (Meat for Tea Press). Her other new book, duck eats yeast, quacks, explodes; man loses eye, a collaborative poem with Gary Barwin is forthcoming in May 2023 from Guernica Editions. She has also published in many print and online journals in Canada and the U.S. Lillian lives in Toronto.

Amish Trivedi is the author of three books, most recently FuturePanic (Co•Im•Press). He has poems in American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and others. He has an MFA from Brown, a Ph.D. from Illinois State, and is a Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Delaware.

Jason Christie lives and writes in Ottawa. He is the author of Canada Post (Invisible), i-ROBOT (Edge/Tesseract), Unknown Actor (Insomniac), and Cursed Objects (Coach House). His most recent chapbooks are: Glass Language Untitled Exaltation (excerpt) (above/ground) and Heavy Metal Litany (Model press). He is looking for a home for a new manuscript of poetry he wrote with the help of several Python scripts.

Laura Kelsey is a poet and performer living in Nanaimo, B.C., which is on Snuneymuxw First Nations Territory. Her poems have appeared in publications including the New Chief Tongue, the Carnegie Newsletter, Stone Pacific Zine and Sea & Cedar Magazine; and her debut chapbook west coast shorts was published by above/ground press in May 2022. Her four-song debut EP Hunting Season is out April 29.

Angela Rebrec lives and works on the unceeded, ancestral lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, scəw̓aθən, Stó:lō, and qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ peoples. Her most recent writing has appeared in Vallum, Prairie Fire, GRAIN, The Dalhousie Review, as well as the anthology Voicing Suicide (Ekstasis Editions, 2020). Angelas poetry films have been recognized at the Barcelona International Film Festival, FilmmakerLife Awards, and Santa Barbara International Shortfest, among others. Her 2020 collaboration with composer Mickie Wadsworth for ART SONG LAB has been included in NewMusicShelf’s Anthology of New Music for Trans & Nonbinary Voices, vol.1. Angela is active in her community supporting the arts by facilitating writing and expressive arts workshops for kids and adults of all age. She is the founding and current president of the Delta Literary Arts Society (DLAS).

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