Hey, people of Ottawa! Come see me make an ass of myself in front of an audience for the first time this year! I will be reading a bit from Asthmatica and a lot from The Theory of the Loser Class. I'm very sensitive and I have a wonderful personality.
Press release below:
On Tuesday, January 10th, Montreal poet Jon Paul Fiorentino will be the first featured reader at the Tree Reading Series in 2006.
Jon Paul Fiorentino is a writer and editor. His most recent book of poetry is The Theory of the Loser Class (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book Asthmatica (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and Post-Prairie - a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch, (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the Managing Editor of Matrix magazine.
The Tree Reading Series meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, in the basement of the Royal Oak II pub on Laurier Avenue near King Edward. Admission is free. Open mic at 8pm, with featured reader to follow. The Tree Reading Series gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.