Canadian-American poet James Arthur is the author of The Suicide’s Son and Charms Against Lightning. His poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, The American Poetry Review, and The London Review of Books, among other magazines. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University.
Susan McCaslin is a BC poet who has published fifteen volumes of poetry, including her most recent, Into the Open: Poems New and Selected (Inanna, 2017). She has recently published a volume of poetry and creative non-fiction, Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine (Wood Lake, 2018). Susan can often be found wandering in the Blaauw Eco Forest in Glen Valley east of Fort Langley with her dog Rosie.
The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. Between 6:45 and 7:00, put your name in the hat to read at open mic. Planet Earth Poetry acknowledges with respect that we read and write on the traditional territories of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.