The Toronto International Festival of Authors and the League of Canadian Poets are teaming up for the launch of the city’s hottest spring poetry. These new titles will be celebrating their release through a Toronto Lit Up launch!
Come by for a lakeside view and enjoy some light refreshments.
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.
Originally from Victoria, BC, Michelle Brown lives in Toronto with her husband and three-legged dog, Bo. Her work has previously appeared in Arc, CV2, Prism, The Malahat Review and The Walrus, amongst others. Previously shortlisted for the Young Buck poetry prize and longlisted for the CBC poetry prize, and published in journals across Canada, Safe Words (Palimpsest Press, 2018) is Michelle's first full-length collection.
Adam Dickinson is the author of four books of poetry. His latest book, Anatomic (Coach House Books), involves the results of chemical and microbial testing on his body. His work has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the ReLit Award. He was also a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize and the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature. He teaches poetics and creative writing at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Stevie Howell is an Irish-Canadian writer and editor. Stevie's poetry has appeared in BOAAT, Prairie Schooner, Gigantic Sequins, The Cossack Review, and Prelude. A second collection of poetry, I left nothing inside on purpose, is forthcoming spring 2018 from Penguin Random House Canada. StevieHowell is the poetry editor at This Magazine and is an MFA candidate in creative writing at NYU. www.steviehowell.ca
Robin Richardson is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review, and is founder of the School of Creative Integration. Her work has appeared in Salon, Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and Tin House, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the U.K., The John B. Santorini Award, The Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson’s latest collection, Sit How You Want, is out now with Véhicule Press. www.sithowyouwant.org