Saturday, March 11, 2023

2023 #AWP (unofficial) offsite (virtual) readings : day five of five: Koss, van Vliet + Arnott,

As it all winds down. Do you remember where you were? Here we are, already, on the final day of this stretch of virtual readings as an adjunct to this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual Conference and Bookfair. There are lots of other upcoming schemes, by the way, to help celebrate above/ground press’ thirtieth year. You’ll hear about them soon enough. After today, I think you’ve earned a few days off, yes? Well, before Ottawa’s VERSeFest begins next week, obviously.

Zane Koss is a poet, translator, teacher, and scholar from the East Kootenays, currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of Harbour Grids (Invisible, 2022) and co-translator of Commonplace by Hugo García Manríquez (Cardboard House, 2022), along with several poetry chapbooks, most recently Kitchen Table (Model, 2023).

Robert van Vliet is a poet and teacher who lives in St Paul, Minnesota. His above/ground chapbook is This Folded Path (2023), and his first book will be published by Unsolicited Press in 2024.

Mother of many, master of none, Joanne Arnott is a writer, editor, arts activist on the west coast. Reading a selection from A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale) and pandemic friendship (above/ground press). She’s published ten poetry books/chapbooks, among other titles, and edited a dozen volumes by others. Poetry Mentor (The Writers Studio), Poetry Editor (EVENT Magazine), and Shadbolt Fellow (2021-2).

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