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As Being Is: Poetry Reading

2 October at 18:00

Monday October 2 at 6pm
Innovation Commons
McLennan-Redpath Humanities and Social Sciences Library, main floor

Please join Poetry Matters for a reading with Canadian poets leading from neuroaesthetics. Alongside recent work, they will share ekphrastic responses to bill bissett’s painting “as being is” guided by cognitive psychology. Featuring Robert Colman, Geoffrey Cook, Kevin Andrew Heslop, Jeremy Luke Hill, Jim Johnstone, and Shane Neilson.

Robert Colman is a Newmarket, Ont.-based writer and editor. His fourth collection of poems, Ghost Work, is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press in February 2024.

Geoffrey Cook‘s poetry and translations have been widely published and anthologized. Postscript (Signal, 2004) was shortlisted for the Alfred G. Bailey and Gerald Lampert Memorial awards. He teaches English at John Abbott College in Montreal.

Kevin Andrew Heslop is a wandering polyvalence whose debut poetry collection, the correct fury of your why is a mountain, appeared in 2021. In 2023, he mounted his second art exhibition and released his directorial debut.

Jeremy Luke Hill is a publisher at Gordon Hill Press in Guelph, Ontario. He is the author of Ordinary Perpetual Machinery (845 Press, 2021), among others. His writing has appeared widely.

Jim Johnstone is a Toronto-based poet, editor, and critic. He curates Anstruther Books for Palimpsest Press. His seventh book of poetry, The King of Terrors, was recently published by Coach House Books.

Shane Neilson is a poet and physician from New Brunswick. His Dysphoria (PQL, 2017) won the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Poetry in 2018. With Roxanna Bennett, he published The Suspect We (Palimpsest Press) in 2023 along with Saving: A Doctor’s Struggle to Help His Children (Great Plains Publications).



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