The Olive reading series has been shaking/stirring the poetry spirit since 2000 with monthly readings featuring poets from Edmonton and across the country. To celebrate a dozen years of performance and the 2012 Edmonton Poetry Festival, the members of the Olive collective are staging an evening of brief readings from their own work. Join us to raise a martini glass to performers Thea Bowering, Doug Barbour, Jenna Butler, glenN robson, Adam Wilson, Lainna Lane El Jabi. Michael Penny, Kath Maclean, and Christine Stewart.
Tuesday April 24, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm
10248 – 106 Street
This month we are happy to have Tonguebath at the Olive Reading Series.
Date: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: LEVA Cappuccino Bar
Street: 11053 86th ave
Bio: Tonguebath-the experimental/sound poetry duo of glenN robsoN and Jeff Carpenter-debuted at the 2008 Edmonton Poetry Festival to a nonplussed and ecstatic audience. Up to (and beyond) then, mild-mannered glenN has been working across form and medium-word, sound, and image. In 2009 Red Nettle Press released a limited edition of his first chapbook un. More of glenN’s work can be sampled at www.actionyes.org. Jeff, meanwhile, has been fattening up on the egotistical sublime in his role as acting Acting Director of ARG! the Alberta Research Group. Red Nettle Press published Jeff’s chapbook Malachi on Foot in 2008. glenN and Jeff are long-time Edmontonians with illegitimate fans and timeshares in several possible Patagonias.
Permissions seem to be coming in faster and faster—this might not take the whole summer after all.
Rubicon Press publisher, poet, and Olive editorial member Jenna Butler said I could post the eBook version of Winter Ballast on the blog. This is Olive designer Glenn Robson’s very first chapbook (he had just taken over design duties from yours truly); so once I got the file from Glenn, it was a painless bit of prep work to ready the PDF for uploading. Glenn, this is a terrific-looking chapbook! Cover photo generously provided by Ray Rasmussen. It does what good book design ought to do—NOT DRAW ATTENTION TO ITSELF. It simply dishes up Jenna’s delectable words and images transparently and tastefully. I can’t wait to see what you do this fall, Glenn.