The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by featured readers. Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.
D.S. Stymeist’s The Bone Weir (Frontenac House 2016) was shortlisted for the Canadian Author’s Association award for Poetry. He grew up as a non-indigenous member of a mixed family on O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation, runs the micro-press, Textualis, teaches at Carleton University, and is the current vice-president of VERSe Ottawa, which runs VerseFest, Ottawa’s annual poetry festival.
Philip Resnick has combined two major interests in his life. As an academic, he had a long career in the Political Science department at UBC, publishing extensively on such topics as Canadian and Quebec politics, comparative nationalism, and democratic theory. As a poet, he began writing in his teenage years in Montreal, and has continued to do so ever since, both in Vancouver, and most extensively in Greece, where through his marriage, he spent many summers over the years. Footsteps of the Past was published in 2015, and he has a new collection entitled Passageways forthcoming in 2018.