Feburary will see our second reading in our new space, Glad Day Bookshop at 499 Church Street! We’re back to our usual Tuesday, February 6th, and usual start time of 7:00 pm. If you like our Facebook page, that’s another great way to stay connected with the series. And now the bios for readers Marc Di Saverio, Nora Gold, Catherine Graham and Cornelia Hoogland:
Marc di Saverio hails from Hamilton, Ontario. His poems and translations have appeared in such outfits as Maisonneuve, CNQ, and Hazlitt. In Issue 92 of Canadian Notes and Queries Magazine, poet and critic Shane Neilson called Di Saverio’s Sanatorium Songs (2013), “the greatest poetry debut from the past 25 years.” In 2016 he received the City of Hamilton Arts Award for Best Emerging Writer. In 2017, his work was broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, his debut became a best seller in both Canada and the United States, and he published his first book of translations: Ship of Gold: The Essential Poems of Emile Nelligan (Vehicule Press). Forthcoming in Spring 2019 is his epic poem, Crito Di Volta (Biblioasis). He is currently writing his first novel, the Daymaker, and his second book of translations, L’Infinito: The Selected Poems of Giacomo Leopardi.
Nora Gold is a prize-winning author who’s written three books: The Dead Man (2016), Fields of Exile (winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award and praise from Cynthia Ozick), and Marrow and Other Stories (winner of a Canadian Jewish Book Award and praise from Alice Munro). Gold is also the founder and editor of the prestigious online literary journal, JewishFiction.net. Formerly a tenured professor, she is now the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto, where she started and coordinates the Wonderful Women Writers Series.
Catherine Graham is the author of The Celery Forest (Wolsak and Wynn, Buckrider Books), a CBC Books Top 10 Canadian Poetry Collection of 2017, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects (Wolsak and Wynn, 2013, now in its second printing), Winterkill (Insomniac Press, 2010), The Red Element (Insomniac Press, 2008), Pupa (Insomniac Press, 2003) and The Watch (Abbey Press, 1998). Her first novel Quarry was published with Two Wolves Press. Winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW competition and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, her books have been shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award, CAA Poetry Award, nominated for the ReLit Award and she has appeared on CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers. Her writing has been published in literary journals in North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland and has been frequently anthologized.
Cornelia Hoogland’s seventh book of poetry, Trailer Park Elegy (Harbour, 2017), is an elegiac long poem. Woods Wolf Girl was a finalist for the Relit Best Book of 2011. Sea Level was short-listed for the 2012 CBC Nonfiction Awards, and Tourists Stroll a Victoria Waterway, was shortlisted for the 2017 CBC Poetry Awards. www.corneliahoogland.com.