Saturday, October 27, 2012

Apt. 9 Press Presents: Phil Hall, Rachael Simpson & Claudia Coutu Radmore

Apt. 9 Press presents:

Phil Hall – A Rural Pen
Rachael Simpson – Eiderdown
with special guest Claudia Coutu Radmore

Saturday 24 November 2012
Readings at 2:00pm
Raw Sugar Café (692 Somerset St. W.)
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Apt. 9 Press is overjoyed to celebrate the publication of two new chapbooks with a reading by three fantastic poets. Phil Hall will launch A Rural Pen, Rachael Simpson will launch Eiderdown, and Claudia Coutu Radmore will belatedly celebrate her Apt. 9 chapbook Accidentals winning the 2011 bpNichol Chapbook Award. We're spoiled by the quality of these books, and you'll be miserable if you don't get one before they're gone.

Raw Sugar Cafe, the best venue in town, is once again gracious enough to host us for an afternoon poetry. Be early, settle in, have a pint or a cup of coffee depending on the weather. Readings to start at 2:00pm.

Phil Hall is the 2011 winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry in English, for Killdeer, published by BookThug. His is also the 2012 winner of Ontario's Trillium Book Award for Killdeer. This book of essay-poems also won an Alcuin Design Award, & was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. He currently offers a manuscript mentoring service for the Toronto New School of Writing. This fall he isWriter-In-Residence at Queens University. Next fall, he will be a faculty member of the Wired Writing Program at Banff. He is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, & the League of Canadian Poets. He lives near Perth, Ontario.

Rachael Simpson's poetry has been published in Canada, the United States and abroad. Eiderdown is her first chapbook. She lives in Ottawa.

Claudia Coutu Radmore is known for her Japanese form poems, as well as for her lyric poetry. Her poem where language forms won second place in the 2010 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Awards and Accidentals (Ottawa: Apt. 9 Press, 2011) won the 2011 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Recent series have been Qui annus est?/ What year is this?, poems in response to 13 – 18, PHOTOGRAPHS BY OLIVIA JOHNSTON at the Red Wall Gallery (SPAO Ottawa), and saturation, the joy of, poems in response to TILT, ORCHID PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAKE MORRISON at the Orange Gallery (Ottawa).

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