Join poetry editor of House of Anansi Press and The Walrus, Damian Rogers, and award-winning poet Karen Solie as they read from and discuss their latest collections of poetry. Ken Babstock moderates.
Ken Babstock won the inaugural Latner Writer’s Trust Poetry Prize in 2014 for a body of work in mid-career. His fourth collection, Methodist Hatchet, won the Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. His previous collections of poetry include Mean, winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People's Poet Award, and Airstream Land Yacht, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His most recent collection, On Malice, was published in 2014 to critical acclaim. Babstock was born in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto.
Damian Rogers is from the Detroit area and now lives in Toronto, where she works as poetry editor of House of Anansi Press, poetry editor of The Walrus and as creative director of Poetry in Voice, a national recitation contest for Canadian high school students. Her first book of poems, Paper Radio, was nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Rogers presents her latest poetry collection, Dear Leader, with poems that provide instructions for what to leave, what to take and what to fight.
Karen Solie is the author of three collections of poems, including Pigeon, which won the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Award and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She was International Writer-in-Residence at the University of St. Andrews in 2011 and is an Associate Director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio programme. Solie presents The Road In Is Not The Same Road Out, a collection of poetry focused on modern-day concerns, navigating the intimate self through the public realm.