Tuesday, January 24, 2006
A poetry reading to celebrate the recent release of
Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry
(Mercury Press 2005) edited by Derek Beaulieu, Jason Christie and Angela Rawlings.
Readers include Gregory Betts, Angela Rawlings, Rob Read, Mark Truscott and Janet Neigh
Saturday January 28thRobin's Bookstore108 S. 13th St.7pm
“Shift & Switch records where 41 writers were moments ago. No false Romanticism, no grandiloquence, no nationalism, no careerism (as if there were careers in poetry any more, except as a verb): only the hard squint and scrabble of people pursuing their mad vectors, becoming something else instead.” -- Darren Wershler-Henry
Shift & Switch contributors have lived across Canada from Victoria, British Columbia to Corner Brook, Newfoundland; the anthology functions not only as a gathering point of new writing, but also as a teaching tool in creative writing, in alternative writing forms, in Canadian literature and poetry courses. Most contributors are actively involved in their local writing and artistic communities as magazine editors, festival and reading series organizers, micropress publishers, and creative writing instructors and students.