HA&L magazine 10th ANNIVERSARY
JOIN US FOR THE PREVIEW LAUNCH of issue 11.3
POETICS OF New Brunswick and Beyond!
Guest Editors, Sue Sinclair and Shane Neilson
HA&L’s October 26th Preview Launch is part of the
FIRST AbleHamilton Poetry Festival!
DATE: Friday October 26, 2018, 7pm
POETRY READINGS: join us in welcoming three visiting New Brunswick Poets, Phillip Crymble, Robert Moore, and Sue Sinclair; Toronto’s Ally Fleming; and Hamilton’s own Jeffery Donaldson!
TIME: 7pm to 10pm
LOCATION: The Staircase, main floor café, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON.
ACCESSIBLE: A wheelchair accessible ramp can be accessed by the sidewalk at the end of the parking lot at the back entrance. Automatic doors at the back and front entrances.
FREE PARKING & DIRECTIONS: Please see notes on parking here – http://staircase.org/directions/
The AbleHamilton Poetry Collective has organized one of the first disAbility-focused poetry festivals in Canada. In their first year, they bring artists with disAbility together with artists who do not self-identify with disability.
We’d love to see you there!
See the full Festival Schedule and Author Bios below.
Phillip Crymble is a disabled writer and scholar living in Atlantic Canada. A poetry editor at The Fiddlehead and a PhD candidate at UNB, he received his MFA from the University of Michigan and has published poems in The Malahat Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Literary Review of Canada, The New Quarterly, CV2, The Forward Book of Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. In 2016, Not Even Laughter, his first full-length collection, was a finalist for both the New Brunswick Book Award and the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s J.M. Abraham Prize.
Robert Moore, who did his graduate work at McMaster in the late 80s, is a full professor in the English department at the University of New Brunswick. Based on Actual Events is his fifth book of poetry. His previous books include So Rarely in Our Skins (2002), Museum Absconditum (2006), Figuring Ground (2009) and The Golden Book of Bovinities (2012), as well as many works for the stage. He has been published in any number of national and international periodicals, and has been the recipient of the Edmonton Literary Award for Poetry, a finalist The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Alfred G. Bailey Prize, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and most recently, the New Brunswick Literary Prize in Poetry.
Sue Sinclair is the author of five collections of poetry, all of which have won or have been nominated for national and/or regional awards. Her most recent book is Heaven’s Thieves, winner of the 2017 Pat Lowther Award. Sue has a PhD in philosophy and wrote her dissertation on the subject of beauty. She was also inaugural critic-in-residence for CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts). She has a BA from Mount Allison University and an MA from the University of New Brunswick, where she now teaches creative writing.
Ally Fleming is a poet and reviewer who lives in Toronto. Her work has appeared in CAROUSEL, Canadian Medical Association Journal Blogs, This Magazine, and the chapbooks The Worst Season (Anstruther Press, 2017) and What Happened Was: He Flew (serif of nottingham editions, 2011).
Jeffery Donaldson is a professor of English at McMaster University, where he teaches poetry and poetics, metaphor theory, inquiry, and creative writing. Donaldson has published six volumes of poetry: Out of Nature, McClelland and Stewart, 1991; Waterglass (1999), and Palilalia (2008), McGill-Queen’s University Press; Guesswork, Goose Lane, 2013; Slack Action (2015) and Fluke Print (2018), Porcupine’s Quill. Palilalia was nominated for the Canadian Author’s Association Poetry Prize; and Slack Action was commended by Poetry Daily, and shortlisted for a ForeWord IndieFab award, and the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award. Donaldson has published several volumes of criticism as well.
Jim Johnstone is a Toronto-based poet, editor, and critic. He’s the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Chemical Life (Véhicule Press, 2017) and Dog Ear (Véhicule Press, 2014). He’s also the recipient of several awards including a CBC Literary Award, The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and Poetry‘s Editors Prize for Book Reviewing. Currently, Johnstone curates the Anstruther Books imprint at Palimpsest Press, where he published The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry in 2018.
Roxanna Bennett is a disabled poet whose works include Unseen Garden, (chapbook, knife | fork | book, 2018) and The Uncertainty Principle (Tightrope Books, 2014). Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Arc Poetry Magazine, Riddle Fence, Poetry is Dead, Vallum, CV2 and elsewhere. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.
jes sache is a Toronto-based artist who often marrys poetry with large-scale sculptural forms. sachse’s work and practice addresses the negotiation of bodies moving in public/private space and the work of their care. Their work & writing has appeared in NOW Magazine, The Peak, CV2 -The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing, C Magazine, Mobilizing Metaphor: Art, Culture and Disability Activism in Canada, and the 40th Anniversary Edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Noah Wareness lives with his friends in the city. He writes by hand. You have to get his stuff at noahwareness.com now that Napster’s down.
Dominik Parisien’s recent work can be found in The Fiddlehead, Plenitude, Wordgathering, Atticus Review, as well as other magazines and anthologies. His poetry chapbook We, Old Young Ones is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press through their Dis/Ability series. He is also the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award. His latest project is Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual, French Canadian. He lives in Toronto.
Marc di Saverio hails from Hamilton, Ontario. His poems and translations have appeared in such outfits as Maisonneuve, Hazlitt and CNQ. In 2015, CNQ Magazine called his first book of poems, Sanatoriums Songs , “the greatest poetry debut from the past 25 years.” He was awarded the City of Hamilton Arts Award For Best Emerging Writer in 2016. Forthcoming are Ship of Gold: The Essential Poems of Emile Nelligan (Vehicule Press), and Crito Di Volta: Book I.
Steven de Taeye manages Hymns57, a soundscape venture project. Working with field recordings and samples. Tape loops, guitar and a multitude of effects create lush waves of static, rolling tones, and haunting textures that crest and wash over you. Decaying and dissolving in the mix like a glowing, faded memory. Formulated to immerse you, under a wall of sound that leads your ears astray.
Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine is funded by: the Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA), the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Hamilton, Open Access Library Subscription, Advertising, Sponsors, and Members! Our thanks to the University of Alberta Press, Palimpsest Press, and Frog Hollow Press for their support in the past year.
HA&L Community Partner: The Hamilton Spectator
HA&L magazine extends special thanks to: Guest Editors Sue Sinclair and Shane Neilson, and all of HA&L’s contributors and members.
Guest Editors, Sue Sinclair and Shane Neilson
Paul Lisson, Fiona Kinsella, editors
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