“Hey folks, it’s STPS shrimp boat Captain Justin Million here:
Like our November event, this will also be a love-in, as our three featured poets are all friends of mine, whose work has inspired and informed my own work, and the work of countless other poets and artists. Within this group one can find countless accolades, award nominations and wins, prestigious appointments, and fantastic legacies of poetic output.
We will have a book table on hand, so please bring your book-buying money!
We will be observing mask mandates at TTOK, so bring your masks. The featured poets will be rapid-testing before the event so they can go maskless during their performances.
A big THANK YOU once again to Ryan Kerr and The Theatre On King for hosting us!
Here is a bit of info about who you will be seeing and hearing at our event:
David O’Meara is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently Masses On Radar (Coach House Books, 2021). He is the Director of the Plan 99 Reading Series, and was the founding Artistic Director for VERSeFest (Canada’s International Poetry Festival). A past winner of the Archibald Lampman Prize and the Ottawa Book Award, David was recently the Poet-in-Residence for Arc Poetry Magazine and served as a faculty member at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. He lives in Ottawa, Canada where he tends bar.
Bruce Whiteman is a well-known poet and reviewer who lives in Peterborough and teaches part-time at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. His book reviews have appeared widely in Canada and the U.S. His long poem, The Invisible World Is in Decline, has been appearing in installments since 1984, the last of which (Part 9) was published in 2022.
Rob Winger is the author of three previous collections of poetry, including Muybridge’s Horse, a Globe and Mail Best Book and CBC Literary Award winner shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and Ottawa Book Award. He lives in the hills northeast of Toronto, where he teaches at Trent University. Winger’s latest collection is It Doesn’t Matter What We Meant, from Penguin Random House, 2021.
See you on February 3rd!”