Wednesday, May 2, 2007

OPEN TEXT READING SERIES #6: Jon Paul Fiorentino

OPEN TEXT READING SERIES #6: Jon Paul Fiorentino
Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
The Spring 2007 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College continues on May 17th, 2007 with a reading by Montreal poet Jon Paul Fiorentino

> Cedar 140 @ 12:30
> Capilano College
> 2055 Purcell Way
> North Vancouver

JON PAUL FIORENTINO is a writer and editor. His most recent book of poetry is The Theory of the Loser Class (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book Asthmatica (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and Post-Prairie - a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch, (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the Editor-in-Chief of Matrix magazine.


She slides out of a launderette.
No, wait. She struts out of a café.

Check that. She stumbles out of a bus.
Or not. She steps out of a bank.

Too dull. She stirs out of a dream.
That sucks. She slips out of a clinic.

The washer is old; the smoke is thick.
The transit is slow; the credit is wrecked.
The fear is real; the doctor is sick

Her clothes are stained; her coffee is cold.
Her transfer is gone; her money is low.
Her mind is made up; her pills do not work.

For info:
Anne Stone