Monday, October 24, 2005

Calgary = no pants

Thanks to derek beaulieu, Jason Christie, Chris Ewart, Andre Rodrigues, Sandy Lam, Natalie Walschots, Ed Schmutz, Jonathan Ball, Jordan Scott, ryan fitzpatrick, Jill Hartman, Paul Kennett, Nicole Markotic, Louis Cabri, Suzette Mayr, Tom Wayman, Melanie Little, Peter Norman, Natalie Simpson, Julia Williams, Dennis Cooley, and of course Robert Kroetsch for making my Calgary experience such a memorable one.

We launched Post-Prairie at McNally Robinson and it was one of the best experiences of my literary life. The response to the book has been very encouraging. There is some wonderful innovative poetry being written in Calgary these days and I'm thrilled that RK and I had a chance to anthologize a taste of it.

I met so many people I've been dying to meet and I did have a few drinks...

Friday, October 07, 2005

Glitchy, glitzy

Feelin' glitchy. I'm writing this post on an iMac classic.

There are some amazing things coming up:

Please join McNally-Robinson & Talonbooks as we celebrate the launch of

Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry
Edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino and Robert Kroetsch

Saturday, OCT 22 6:00pm
McNally-Robinson Booksellers
120 8th Ave SW

featuring readings by Calgarian poets:
derek beaulieu
Louis Cabri
Jason Christie
ryan fitzpatrick
Jill Hartman
Natalie Simpson
and hosted by editor Jon Paul Fiorentino.

(These poets are amazing and I am honoured to present them!)

Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry, edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino and Robert Kroetsch, will be launching at the Wild Words Conference at the University of Calgary on Sunday, October 23 at 9:00 am.

Contributors derek beaulieu, Louis Cabri, Jason Christie, ryan
fitzpatrick, Jill Hartman, Nicole Markotic, Suzette Mayr and Natalie
Simpson will be reading.

(I've never been awake at 9:00 am before so this should be interesting.)

Then there's the

Coach House Book Fall Launch
Montreal Edition


Adrian Michael Kelly
Howard Akler
Brian Joseph Davis
Sherwin Tjia
Jon Paul Fiorentino

with special guests

Larissa Andrusyshyn
Wanda O' Connor
Anastasia Jones
Ian Goodman
and music by the electric ant

live at the green room - 5390 st - Laurent
8 pm - sunday october 30

(This will be a very special night. Scandalous things will happen. careers will be ruined; careers will be made; everything will be inappropriate!)