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.
Dan MacIsaac’s Cries from the Ark, his debut collection of poetry, was published by Brick Books in September 2017. He spent six seasons as a prospector in Canada’s North. A third generation lawyer, he served for 10 years as a director on the board of UVIC’s Environmental Law Centre. His poetry, fiction and verse translations have been published in a wide variety of literary magazines, including The Malahat Review, Arc and Stand. In 2014, one of his poems received the Foley Prize from America Magazine. In 2015, his poem, “Sloth,” was short-listed for The Walrus Poetry Prize.
Canisia Lubrin was born in St. Lucia in 1984. A member of the inaugural Open Book advisory board, she teaches in the English Department at Humber College while continuing work in arts education and community development. Lubrin—who has contributed to journals across Canada, including Room, CV2, Prairie Fire, The Puritan, Minola Review, THIS Magazine and others—holds an MFA in writing from Guelph-Humber and is the author of the début collection of poems Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn, fall 2017).