Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Place: The Almanac Gastropub & Cocktails
Address: 10351 82 Ave (Whyte Ave) Edmonton
For our last reading until Autumn, and for poetry month, we have two excellent poets: Claire Kelly and David Martin (followed by an open mic)! Claire Kelly will be launching her second collection One Thing – Then Another, published by ECW Press. Copies of her book and David Martin’s debut collection Tar Swan will be available for purchase! We hope to see you at the Almanac and to fill your poetry coffers until September!
Claire Kelly‘s first full-length collection, Maunder, which centres on the act of walking, is available from Palimpsest Press. In 2016, she curated a chapbook of emerging Edmonton poets for Frog Hollow Press’ City Series. Her writing has appeared online and in journals across Canada, with poems in upcoming issues of Grain, The Antigonish Review, and QWERTY Magazine. In 2017, her poem “Mother, What Should We Do Now?” was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, and her poem “First the Children Stopped Asking for a Ride” was featured in the League of Canadian Poets’ Poem in Your Pocket Booklet. One Thing – Then Another, her second collection of poetry, was released Spring 2019 with ECW and looks at the disjointedness of cross-country relocation. Claire lives and writes in Edmonton, AB, on Treaty 6 territory where she works at NeWest Press.
David Martin was born and raised in Calgary, where he lives with his wife and children. His poetry has been awarded the CBC Poetry Prize, shortlisted for the Vallum Award for Poetry and PRISM international‘s poetry contest, and published in many journals and magazines across Canada. He is an instructor at The Reading Foundation, one of the organizers for Calgary’s Single Onion poetry reading series, and the frontman for an indie-pop group, The Fragments. His debut book, Tar Swan, is a part of the Crow Said Poetry series.