When: April 9, 5-6:30pm
Where: Koerner Library, 3rd floor entrance by the fireplace
To celebrate National Poetry Month, Koerner Library will be hosting some of our own local poets for a night of food and verse. Please join us and enjoy readings from:
Kevin McNeilly, UBC
- Kevin McNeilly writes poetry and critical non-fiction, and collaborates with creative musicians on text-based performances and recordings. His first collection of poems, Embouchure, appeared from Nightwood Editions in 2011. His poems have appeared in such journals as Canadian Literature, Event, The Malahat Review, West Coast Line, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead, Descant and Ariel
Renee Saklikar, SFU
- Renée Sarojini Saklikar writes thecanadaproject, a life-long poem chronicle about her life from India to Canada, from coast to coast. Work from thecanadaproject appears in literary publications including The Georgia Straight, The Vancouver Review, PRISM international, Poetry is Dead, SubTerrain, Ricepaper, CV2, Ryga: a journal of provocations, Geistand Arc Poetry Magazine and is forthcoming in the recent anthologies, Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest and Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia.
- One of the unsung forces in Vancouver of poetic prowess and community building is Elee Kraljii Gardiner. She is an adjunct member of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and a freelance writer who teaches creative writing at the Carnegie Community Centre. She is the director of “Thursdays Writing Collective” and the founder of Otter Press.
National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.
The readings will take place on the 3rd floor entrance level of Koerner Library by the fireplace.