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
Click on the image to view the chapbook. Enjoy.
Following our two spectacular readings for the month of October, The Olive is pleased to present one of our very own, the enchanting Jenna Butler.
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: LEVA Cappuccino Bar
Address: 11053 86 ave
Jenna Butler is a poet, editor, and teacher who makes her home in Edmonton, where she is the founding editor of Rubicon Press. Her work has garnered a number of awards, including CBC’s Alberta Anthology and the James Patrick Folinsbee Prize, and has been widely published in journals, anthologies and literary magazines in Canada and abroad. Butler is the author of five short collections of poetry, in addition to a recent trade book from NeWest Press, Aphelion. She teaches Creative Writing and Literature at MacEwan University during the school year. In the summer, she lives with her husband, three resident moose, and a den of coyotes on a small organic farm in the north country.
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.