Chaudiere Books Night at the Ottawa International Writers Festival
Chaudiere Books Launch with Roland Prevost, Amanda Earl and Monty ReidHosted by rob mclennanOttawa International Writers FestivalMonday October 27, 8pm
Fox and Feather, 2nd Floor • 283 Elgin St. Ottawa
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Ottawa’s Chaudiere Books was recently relaunched by rob mclennan and new co-publisher Christine McNair, and the Writers Festival is proud to be launching their 2014 poetry titles.
A riotous assemblage of long poems focusing on the crazy years of 1920s Montparnasse—a melting pot of artists and poets. Amanda Earl’s Kiki plays with language and form, taking the familiar first-person format of journaling to streams of language to snippets of visual imagery to present the wildness of those years, focusing on the persona of Kiki de Montparnasse, a maverick who—much like the poems presented here—cut across intellectual and artistic boundaries. Sexy and smart. Read more...
An incisive and playful first book exploring language and space, Singular Plurals presents us with fictive—often surreal—images encapsulated in text that is layered in meaning, playful with language and polyphonous in tone. The poems explore the irregular spaces and tangential lines that separate and connect us, sometimes by gazing from a great distance, then zooming in for the close-up shot. Roland Prevost is a winner of Bywords’ John Newlove Poetry Award and a self-described “explorer of here/now’s edge.” Singular Plurals is his first full-length book of poetry.
Garden is a cycling and recycling meditation on the garden, its edges and ecologies, throughout an entire calendar year. Award-winning poet and under-performing gardener Monty Reid explores and reinvigorates the possibilities of poetic meditation over twelve full months of his home garden in Ottawa’s east end.
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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2014 City of Ottawa Creation and Production Fund for Emerging Writers
2014 VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour Inductee along with spoken word artist, Danielle Gregoire
2013 Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant.
2012 City of Ottawa Creation & Production Fund for Emerging Writers; OAC WR Grants.
2011 OAC WR Grants; Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award for collaboarative manuscript with Sandra Ridley; Shortlisted for Geist's Magazines Erasure Poetry Contest
2010 OAC WR Grant.