Friday, March 23, 2007

for Rob.

Robert Allen Memorial Tribute Event at Concordia
Friday, March 30, 2007
5-7 p.m.
Room EV2.260
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex
1515 St. Catherine West

For Information Call: 514-848-2424 x2340

Reception & Readings from the works of Robert Allen by his fellow writers, colleagues, friends and family. Sponsored by the Concordia University English Department.

Robert Allen, formerly a member of the English Department at Concordia, died November 3, 2006. He was author of two novels, a collection of short stories, and numerous collections of poetry, including, most recently, Standing Wave (Véhicule Press, 2005) and The Encantadas (Conundrum Press, 2006). Among the authors and colleagues who will read from the works of Robert Allen at this event are Vivienne Allen, Stephanie Bolster, Jason Camlot, Simon Dardick, Mary Di Michele, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Michael Harris, Judith Herz, Steve Luxton, David McGimpsey, David Solway, Caroline Marie Souaid and Carmine Starnino.

Jason Camlot, Associate Professor
English Department LB 501
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Montréal, Québec H3G 1M8

Tel: (514) 848-2424 x2353
Fax: (514) 848-4501

Monday, March 19, 2007


Matrix, Delirium Press and the Quebec Writers’ Federation proudly present…


Zac Schnier
Sophie Caird
Greg Seib
Dimitri Nasrallah
Stephanie Bolster
Roy Miki

Hosted by
Jani Krulc
Gillian Savigny

March 25, 2007 @ 8:30 pm
Blizzarts 3956-A St-Laurent Blvd

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Call for submissions and awesome new website

Matrix Presents
The Science Poetry Dossier
edited by Gillian Savigny

We are looking for neurotransmissions capable of navigating the synapse between poetry and science. Send us your sestinas on seismology! Your botanic love poems! Your geodes! Your epics of empiricism! Show us how your interdisciplinary genes express themselves. We at Matrix have been noticing a curious trend in contemporary poetry and like good little scientists we would like to study and classify its range. Until May 1st we will be collecting examples of science poetry: a rare species of literature whose population is set to explode this spring in the 77 th issue of our magazine. Whether you look to entomology or lepidoptery, geometry or chemistry, biology or geology we want the fruits of your creative fermentation. We will accept poems that use science as technique or subject matter as well as those that take it as inspiration or enemy. For the next few weeks think parasite maintenance, fractals, and geopoetry. Raid the scientist's treasury of terminology and dress your poems in the loot.

send submissions to

and check out for our sexy new website!!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Loser a winner

I won the Expozine Alternative Press award for best English book. I dedicated the award to Rob Allen. And then I had some Jagermeister.