“There has never been a better time to be a writer in Canada.” – Canadian Poet James Deahl*
As the snow thaws outside my patio window, poetry event notices sprout like spring tulips across my desk. What a busy time of the year! National Poetry month begins on April 1 and I can’t wait to pack my bags and travel across Canada.
For those living in or near Hamilton, expect to see and hear some road kill (seriously) as well as desire themed poetry during the Lummox/Raymond Souster Celebration, Sunday, April 19 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street in Hamilton. The celebration features readings by James Deahl, G. W. Down, David Haskins, Laurence Hutchman, John B. Lee, Norma West Linder, Bernadette Rule, Lynn Tait and Anna Yin.
Featured books include Under the Mulberry Tree: Poems For and About Raymond Souster (Quattro Press, 2014) and the California-based anthology Lummox Number Three (Lummox Press, 2014).
Additional information about the April 11th Canadian and Sarnia launch of Lummox Number Three can be found here.
Additional information about the 2014 Toronto launch of Under the Mulberry Tree can be found here.
Submissions for Lummox Four are open from April 1 to May 31, 2015. More details here.
Happy National Poetry Month everyone!
*from the essay “A Dozen Canadas: Canadian Poetry in 2014” by James Deahl, Lummox, Number Three (Lummox Press, 2014).