Thursday, November 8, 2012

Open Text Reading Series:

Barry McKinnon and Shane Rhodes

Thursday, November 15

11:30 am – 1pm


Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way

North Vancouver

Barry McKinnon has published nine books of poetry (most recently In the Millennium, New Star, 2009 and The Centre:  Poems 1970-2000, Talonbooks, 2004) and countless chapbooks.  His book, The the was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1980.  Pulp Log won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award in 1991, and Arrhythmia was the winner of the bp Nichol Chapbook Award for the best chapbook published in Canada in English in 1994. His chapbook Surety Disappears was the runner-up for the bp Nichol Award in 2008.

Shane Rhodes is the author of The Wireless RoomHolding PatternThe Bindery (all with NeWest Press), and Err (Nightwood Editions in 2011). Shane’s awards include an Alberta Book Award for poetry, two Lampman-Scott Awards, the P. K. Page Founder's Award for Poetry, and the most recent National Magazine Award for poetry. Shane’s poetry has been featured in the anthologies Breathing Fire II, Seminal: Canada’s Gay Male Poets, and Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and 2011. Shane is the poetry editor for Arc.

Open to the public. Free. Everyone welcome.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for this reading.

Upcoming Open Text Readings:

Jamie Reid: Tuesday, November 20 from 2:30 - 4 pm L 186

For further information on the Open Text Reading Series please contact Kim Minkus, Convenor for Creative Writing at


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