Fortnight Poetry Prize

Robin Richardson's Poem, Without A Roof is the winning piece for the inaugural Fortnight Poetry Prize, hosted by Eyewear publishing.  

Read the poem HERE

Judge's comments: Of the over 350 poems considered, this one (along with that by Emily Osborne, my runner-up, and someone any press would be happy to snap up) particularly stood out for seeming to combine the unlikely elements of eroticism, environmentalism, science and myth, with wit and surprise. Readers in North America will not be surprised - Richardson is a rising star there, and this poem shows why - its contemporary twist on metaphysical poetics is as dark asP. Lockwood's, her self-examination as Algonquin Round Table whip-smart as E. Berry's; there are perhaps a dozen younger women poets now writing in English, vying to be our age's Plath. (Hera L. Bird also comes to mind). Here we have Canada's answer to that seemingly futile, morbidly appealing quest. But this poem is far more than that would imply - its own glamorous volatility, medical weirdness, and brilliance of metaphor, is rather original. - DR TODD SWIFT, London, 18 May, 2017

Review

Margaryta Golovchenko reviews Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis for The Coil

"...poetry that maintains a perfect balance of honesty, shock, and eloquence"

Read the full review HERE

Solo Art Show at Black Cat Gallery

On August 4th we will be launching a two week exhibition of a project years in the making.

Black Cat Gallery is at 2186 Dundas Street West - Walking distance from the station. 

The Thing About Being Alive is a collection of illustrated reflections on the rare and strange experience of existence. 

The opening reception will feature 4 readings by poets TBA, and will have a fully stocked bar and snack station. Come celebrate summer and art. And don't worry, if you can't make the opening reception you'll still have two weeks to pop by and pick out a reflection that's perfect for you.