Reading: Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack

TUESDAY OCT 7: Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack reading at The Apartment.

When: Tuesday, October 7 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Apartment, 119B East Pender Street, Vancouver

Tickets: $5 at the door.

Join us for an evening of reading and conversation with Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack, co-sponsored by The Apartment, Simon Fraser University and The Capilano Review.

STEVE McCAFFERY has been twice nominated for the Governor General’s Award and is the author of more than 40 books and chapbooks of poetry and criticism. An ample selection of his poetic explorations in numerous forms can be savoured in the two volumes of Seven Pages Missing (Coach House). As well as Panopticon (1984, revised edition 2011) and The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, anachronism and the anomaly (University of Alabama, 2012). His book-object-concept A Little Manual of Treason was commissioned for the 2011 Shajah Biennale in the United Arab Emirates. Four new books are forthcoming: Tatterdemalion (Veer, UK); Alice in Plunderland (BookThug, Toronto); Dark Ladies (Chax Press) and Revanches a collection of visual and concrete poetry (Xexoxial). English born and a long-time resident of Toronto he was a co-founder of the Toronto Research Group (TRG), the sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen and the College of Canadian ‘Pataphysics and since 2004 has been the David Gray Endowed Professor of Poetry and Letters at the University at Buffalo.

KAREN Mac CORMACK is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently AGAINST WHITE (Veer, UK, 2013). Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies including Moving Borders, Out of Everywhere, Another Language, and Prismatic Publics. Her texts have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian. Of dual Canadian/British citizenship she lived in Toronto for many years and currently lives in the USA where she teaches at the State University at Buffalo.

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