Richard Harrison has eight titles to his name, among them Hero of the Play, poems in the language of hockey, and Secret Identity Reader, Essays on Sex, Death, and the Superhero. He teaches Comics and Graphic Novels as well as English and Creative Writing at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. Richard Harrison’s latest is a book of elegies and witness; of poetry about poetry, and poetry about luck and love.
Jude Neale is a Canadian poet, vocalist, spoken word performer and mentor. She publishes frequently in journals, anthologies, and e-zines. She was shortlisted, highly commended and finalist for many international competitions including: The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize (Ireland), The International Poetic Republic Poetry Prize (U.K), The Mary Chalmers Smith Poetry Prize (UK), The Wenlock International Poetry Competition (UK) and the Carers International Poetry Prize (UK). Jude has written six books.
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 a featured reader(s). Planet Earth Poetry is located at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books). Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.