Jack Hannan launches his novel The Poet is a Radio.
The poet Li Bai has journeyed across the world and perhaps across centuries. When he comes across a bag of money in a downtown parking lot, we also meet the delinquent who lost the bag of money in the first place. The assemblage in Jack Hannan's first novel are driven by wordsmithery, trickery, and flights of such fancy--for an instant, the signal comes in clearly, and we might all step into this world where anything is possible.
Jack Hannan is the author of three books of poetry, including Some Frames, shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry in 2011. He lives in Montreal and has worked in the world of books, both as a bookseller and in publishing.
In collaboration with the Mile End Poets' Festival and with thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Writers' Federation and Wired on Words Productions, readings by
Klara du Plessis
Café Resonance, 5175A ave du Parc
Resonance Reading Series hosts its second 7pm event with Russian poet, Sergey Gandlevsky. He will share poetry in the original Russian and English translation, joined on stage by Mikhail Iossel.
Sergey Gandlevsky (b. 1952) is a leading contemporary Russian poet. An important underground literature figure in the 1970s and 80s, in the Soviet Union he worked as school teacher, tourist guide, security guard, among other jobs. He was a member of the 1970s group of poets “Moscow Time,” along with Aleksey Tsvetkov, Alexander Soprovsky, and Bakhyt Kenzheev. Gandlevsky began publishing his poems in the 1980s and today is one of the most published contemporary Russian poets, who has received many Russuian and international literary awards. His many books of poetry and prose include a bilingual edition of his poems, A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky (Zephyr Press).
Café Resonance, 5175A av du Parc
In between monthly events, poet A.F. Moritz joins the Resonance Reading Series for an early 7pm solo reading. Join to enjoy a taste of his new book, Sequence!
A. F. Moritz has written fifteen books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His collection The Sentinel won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year. He lives in Toronto.
With thanks the Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers' Union of Canada.