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Thursday April 10th, 2014 with Pearl Pirie
Kevin Spenst: Small Press National Tour

Kevin Spenst’s http://kevinspenst.com poetry has appeared in Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, Rhubarb Magazine, Capilano Review, dANDelion, filling Station, Poetry is Dead, Moonshot Magazine, The Maynard, illiterature, The Enpipe Line, V6A and Ditch Poetry. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and his manuscript, Ignite, has come in as a finalist for the Alfred G. Baily Prize. In 2011, he won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry for a suite of poems from Ignite. After an inspiring summer at the Sage Hill Writing Retreat in 2012, he published his first chapbook of poetry: Happy Hollow and the Surrey Suite. In the fall of 2013, a chapbook of poems, Pray Goodbye, will be published through The Alfred Gustav Press, and another chapbook, Retractable, will be coming out through the serif of nottingham. In 2014 he is going to do a 100-venue reading tour across Canada in support of small presses. Over the course of the tour I’ll be reading with Russell Thornton, Jan Conn, Juleta Severson-Baker, Micheline Maylor, Nikki Reimer, Jason Christie, Ariel Gordon, Angeline Schellenberg, Fionncara MacEoin, Annie Deeley, Brian Campbell, Pearl Pirie, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Michael e. Casteels, Gary Barwin, Amy Kenny, Benny Langedyk, Phoebe Wang, Shane Neilson, Madhur Anand, Amelia Meister, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Catherine Owen, Jillian Christmas, Jennifer Zilm, Taryn Hubbard, Kevin Rowe, Matea Kuli, Mariner Janes, Jordan Abel, Shannon Rayne, Anne Hopkins, Ray Hsu, Leanne Ogg, Andrea Bennett, Ben Rawluk, Margaret Bollerup and Cecily Nicholson (among others!) Reading at the Grey Borders Series thanks to Craig Dodman and at Factory April 23 in Ottawa thanks to rob mclennan. For the long cut of the interview see www.pearlpirie.com/ckcu/
conversation
Kevin Spenst - self-titled - self-published Canadian New
A dream
Man’s Quartet Eight-Eyes - Beautiful brocade eight eyes - jingwen
Palm Sunday
Amy Clampitt - Selected Poems - Borzoi
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Philomene Kocher - Singing in the Silo - Catkin Press Canadian New
Mescal Rite 1
Tomahawk - Anonymous - Orinda Ipecac Recordings