Thursday, March 18, 2010


Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University

The Spring 2010 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano University continues on Thursday, March 25th with a reading by Toronto poet and collage artist Camille Martin:

CE 148 @ 11:30
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

Camille Martin is the author of Sonnets (Shearsman, 2010) and Codes of Public Sleep (Toronto: BookThug, 2007), in addition to several earlier chapbooks. Her work has been widely published in journals in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She has received numerous grants to further her writing, most recently from the Ontario Arts Council for work on a long poem based on her Acadian/Cajun heritage. She earned an MFA in Poetry at the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. in English at Louisiana State University. Currently she teaches writing and literature at Ryerson University.

plotting unawares the direction of impulse

(which is to say, not plotting at all).

on the verge of pronouncing a shabby

but proud apostrophe. exploiting

bogus entropy to veer off the path wholly

engaged in blended lies and woven

tales. freebasing fiction, hard up

as a blindfolded gambler. desiring

against all the evidence to be duped again

by blinkering syllables as plain as

a bunch of sunflowers peering

through village fog. declaiming a reckless

arabesque to patch up severed

nerve endings with dumb surds.

-- from Sonnets

For info:
Roger Farr, Creative Writing Convener

604.986.1911 (2291)


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