HA&L 14th ANNIVERSARY
in Partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton and CCENA!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2022
JOIN US in-person at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
OR Celebrate with HA&L on Zoom!
Together we celebrate 14 years of publishing
and our 2022 releases:
HA&L Issue 15.2 ~ PROCESS
with Guest Editor Karl Jirgens
and HA&L Issue 15.1 ~
THE CANADIAN CHAPBOOK ISSUE
with Guest Editors Jim Johnstone and Shane Neilson
CELEBRATE WITH US!
THURSDAY December 8th at 6:50pm
R.S.V.P. – let us know you’ll be there!
REGISTER HERE: https://HAL-magazine-2022.eventbrite.ca
LOCATION: Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West Hamilton ON, L8P 4S8 (more info >>>)
6:50pm – meet in the Enlow Family Gallery
7:15pm – go to the Joey And Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion
IN-PERSON at the AGH
6:50pm – Enlow Family Gallery:
• VOKS Poetry performance with
Christeen Urquhart, Simon Richards, Sedona Micale, Glen Marshall, Leo Dragtoe, Annerie van Gemerden, Richard Douglass-Chin, Jeff Mahoney, and Paddy Mcguire.
• followed by a brief artists talk by HA&L editors Fiona Kinsella and Paul Lisson
7:15pm – Joey And Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion:
SHORT TALKS / Readings / Video:
• Opening Remarks: Author Daniel Coleman, CCENA
• Issue 15.1 Guest Editor Shane Neilson
• Monica Plant, Hamilton-based artist, writer, naturalist
• Richard Douglass-Chin, poet, writer, activist
• Issue 15.2 Guest Editor Karl Jirgens
• Gillian Dunks, Archives & Research Collections, McMaster on chapbooks
• Gary Barwin – writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist – “FO” a poetry video
• KASSAK – The premiere of a Poem Film by HAL Founding Art Director Peter Stevens (1963-2015). Based on Endre Szkárosi’s (1952-2022) poem: “KASSAK”. Score Dusty Micale. Produced and edited by Sedona Micale.
• The Mohawk College music ensemble ArtPop under the direction of Dusty Micale
AGH Exhibitions and HA&L Installation:
• Art Gallery of Hamilton exhibitions are free to view all day on THURSDAY December 8.
• Take in a few exhibitions and view HA&L’s one day installation before our 14th Anniversary Celebration begins!
• CHECK OUT THESE AGH EXHIBITIONS:
– The Bigger Picture: Art in Hamilton 1950-2000
– and Gatherings: Roger Ferreira and Kareem-Anthony Ferreira
• HA&L’s one day Installation Features a looping Short Film program
(afternoon program before HA&L’s anniversary event 1pm to 5pm )
– The premiere of a Poem Film by HAL Founding Art Director Peter Stevens (1963-2015). We truly miss that guy. Based on Endre Szkárosi’s (1952-2022) poem titled “KASSAK”.
The Foundry directed by Sedona Micale:
based on a poem by Elizabeth Tessier, voiced by Leo Dragtoe, artwork by Clarence Porter, composer Dusty Micale.
The Perfect Archive directed by Simon Richards:
based on a poem by Paul Lisson, composer Dusty Micale.
ALSO on view in the AGH Enlow Family Gallery December 8th
HA&L’s 2016 Cees and Annerie van Gemerden celebration slideshow. Were you there? Looping in the Enlow Family Gallery.
CELEBRATE WITH US! We’d love to see you there!
RSVP – Click here to REGISTER >>>
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Can’t make it in person?
Join HA&L on ZOOM
December 8, 2022.
You are invited to a Zoom!
When: Dec 8, 2022
06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
HA&L 14TH ANNIVERSARY PARTICIPANTS:
KARL JIRGENS – Inspired in part by A.J. Liebling’s idea that freedom of the press belongs to those who own a press, Karl Jirgens founded Rampike magazine in 1979 and continued publishing through to 2016. That fierce international journal of art, writing and theory’s 4000 plus pages can be found archived and freely available on the University of Windsor website. Karl is the author of several books as well as the editor of a number of works of literary criticism. His latest book, The Razor’s Edge, is published by The Porcupine’s Quill. Karl Jirgens is Guest Editor for HA&L issue 15.2 >>> [Photo: by Karina Mierins.] [www.jirgens.org]
SHANE NEILSON is a disabled poet, physician, and critic. He received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for his dissertation work in disability studies and the Regional Dean’s Award for Excellence in Medical Education which was also bestowed for Shane’s championing of disability in McMaster’s medical faculty. He published You May Not Take the Sad and Angry Consolations with Goose Lane Editions in 2022. His poems have appeared in numerous journals. Shane is also HAL’s longstanding and outstanding Associate Editor. Shane Neilson & Jim Johnstone are Guest Editors for HA&L issue 15.1 >>>
MONICA PLANT is a Hamilton-based artist, writer, and naturalist. She is also a self-described contemplative who “moves at a slow enough pace to see and hear things.” Four years ago, she moved from under the mountain to the north end of Hamilton where her frequent interaction with Bayfront Park continues to provide much of the inspiration for the haiku comics that she creates.
RICHARD DOUGLASS-CHIN teaches American Literature as well as Gender Studies at the University of Windsor. With Hamilton Heritage Resource Management and members of the Black Hamilton community, he is currently curating a storyline for Griffin House which details the lives of Enerals and Pricilla Griffin, African Americans who fled to Canada, settled in Ancaster in the early 1830s, and became part of an already-thriving Black community in Hamilton. Richard is an issue 15.2 contributor.
GARY BARWIN is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, and the author of 21 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. His novel Yiddish for Pirates won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour as well as the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Fiction). It was also a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
A finalist for the National Magazine Awards (Poetry), he is a four- time recipient of Hamilton Book of the Year, has also received the Hamilton Arts Award for Literature and has co-won the bpNichol Chapbook Award and the K.M. Hunter Arts Award. He was one of the judges for the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize. Gary Barwin is an issue 15.2 contributor.
GILLIAN DUNKS (she/her/hers) is Archives Arrangement and Description Librarian in the department of Archives and Research Collections at McMaster University Library. She holds a Master of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Archival Studies, both from the University of British Columbia. Her work encompasses archival processing, outreach, and teaching in the division’s instruction program. Gillian’s essay, “Penny Witticisms, Merriments, Compliments, and Godlinesses”: Selections from the British Eighteenth-Century Chapbook Holdings at McMaster University Library, appears in Hamilton Arts & Letters issue fifteen.1.
DANIEL COLEMAN has long been fascinated by the poetic power of narrative arts to generate a sense of place and community, critical social engagement and mindfulness, and especially wonder. As a reader, writer, and teacher, he is compelled by the long, slow project of unlearning naturalized injustices and sanctioned ignorance and is witness to the fact that fresh ways to learn still occur and have transformative power.
Daniel first contributed to Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine in 2010’s issue three.1 and has been an advisor to HA&L over the course of many years.
DUSTY MICALE pursued his interest in classical music at the Juilliard School in NYC, and private studies with American composer Stanley Wolfe. Dusty completed a Bachelors of Music from Mannes/The New School in NYC and was awarded a scholarship for further study at the Aspen Music Festival and School. He later received a position as a “Participating Composer” in the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. He scored the documentary films Prayers of the Ancient Ones and Contemporary Days. With Hamilton Arts & Letters Dusty scored the poem films The Perfect Archive and The Foundry.
While professional performance, composition, arranging, and recording have been the core of his musical career, Dusty has taught music and piano throughout the years with great passion and enthusiasm. He joined the Mohawk Faculty in 2013 to contribute to the success of his students in this outstanding musical program.
JOIN US THURSDAY December 8, 2022! CELEBRATE WITH US!
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CLICK HERE to see HA&L issue 15.2 – PROCESS >>>
Karl Jirgens • Jerome Rothenberg • Javier Taboada • Gail Scott • Daphne Marlatt • George Bowering • Cecily Nicholson • Dani Spinosa • Amanda Earl • Aaron Tucker • Frank Davey • Robert Hogg • IAIN BAXTER& • Catherine Heard • George Elliot Clarke • Charles Bernstein • Norman Fischer • Beverley Daurio • Robert Dawson • andrew topel • Steve McCaffery • Karen Mac Cormack • Jaap Blonk • Daniel Lockhart • Vanessa Shields • Clemente Padin • Kent Johnson • André Narbonne • Gord Grisenthwaite • Gustave Morin • Carol Stetser • Karl Kempton • Bryan Sentes • Gregory Betts • Kevin Stebner • derek beaulieu • Ellie Csepregi • Laurie Smith • Peter Hrastovec • Beatriz Hausner • Fernando Aguiar • James Dunnigan • MA|DE • Giovanni Pecoraro • bill bissett • Brian Dedora • Chloe Burrows-Moore • Jacquie Jacobs • Stan Rogal • Phil Hall • Jeanette Lynes • Christopher Dewdney • Steven Ross Smith • Jason Camlot • Louis Cabri • Lillian Nećakov • rob mclennan • Richard Douglass-Chin • Rhea Tregebov • James Deahl • Jody Baltessen • Hart Broudy • Gary Barwin • Károly Bari • Endre Farkas • Daniel F. Bradley • Alan Lord • Marty Gervais • Lorenzo Buj • Rawand Mustafa • Hans Braumüller • Ruggero Maggi • Jim Andrews • Joanne Arnott • Kristina Tiessen • Laura Mulrooney • Lesley Belleau • Michael Dean • Michael Winkler • Márton Koppány • Nico Vassilakis • Niels Hav • Ost Petahtegoose • Paula Claire • Penn Kemp • Jürgen Olbrich • Ken Norris • Kim Fahner • Steve Venright • Stuart Ross • Susan Gold • Susan Holbrook • Willow Little • W. Mark Sutherland • Ziggy Fronckevics • Katherine McLeod • Roger Ferreira • Melissa Bennett •
CLICK HERE to read HA&L issue 15.1
CANADIAN CHAPBOOK ISSUE >>>
Jim Johnstone • Shane Neilson • Dani Spinosa • Adam Lawrence • David Zieroth • Cameron Anstee • Ashley Obscura • Adèle Barclay • David Ly • Knife | Fork | Book • Kirby • Jason Dewinetz • Monica Plant • Gillian Dunks • Astra Papachristodoulou • sophie anne edwards • Robert Colman • Tanya Adèle Koehnke * Violet Arenburg • Sarah Cavar • Diane Wiener • Sarah de Leeuw • George Elliot Clarke • Robert Boates • Tristanne Connolly • Carys Rouleau • Ontario D/deaf/HoH, Disabled, Mad and Neuroatypical Poetics Festival • AND MORE IN HA&L RAVE with Nevena Kovacevic, Renessa Visser, Michael McGuire, Ayaz Pirani, and Linzey Corridon! •
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