A B Series Celebrates National Poetry Month!
Readings by AMANDA EARL & DEAN STEADMAN!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Ottawa Public Library
With a performance of Steadman's work, APRES SATIE: FOUR TWO AND FOUR HANDS by Lesley Strutt, Frances Boyle, Alastair Larwill and Steadman. Après Satie: Four Two and Four Hands is a poetry collection inspired by Erik Satie's piano compositions. Moody, often surreal in tone and content, the interplay of primo and secondo voices in these poems raises our awareness of the temporal nature of all things.
AMANDA EARL is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the publisher of AngelHousePress, including its transgressive prose imprint, DevilHouse. She is the author of several chapbooks. Her first poetry book will be published by Chaudiere Books in the fall of 2014. Her poems have also appeared in literary journals both on line and in print in Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland and the USA. Amanda has received funding from the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.
DEAN STEADMAN’s work has been published in Canadian journals and e-zines, as well as in the anthology Pith and Wry: Canadian Poetry (Scrivener Press, 2010). His poem, “Crime Passionnel” (Descant 144, Spring 2009), was selected by Lorna Crozier as one of the top 100 poems in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2010 (Tightrope Books). He was a finalist in the 2011 Ottawa Book Awards for his poetry collection their blue drowning (Frog Hollow Press, 2010). His chapbook, Portrait w/tulips, was published by Leaf Editions in 2013.
In Celebration of National Poetry Month! We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets.