In addition to the UK, the United States, Austria and India, Kevin Spenst's poetry has appeared in over a dozen Canadian literary publications. In April and May of 2014 Kevin Spenst did a 100-venue reading tour of Canada in support of small poetry presses with his chapbooks Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press, 2013), Retractable (the serif of nottingham, 2013), Happy Hollow and the Surrey Suite (self-published, 2012), What the Frag Meant (100 têtes press, 2014) and Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press, 2014).
This week in news that isn't about that open letter, we recommend books for food lovers this Culinary Arts Month, gab about our July #ALUbookclub pick, share new poetry from Kevin Spenst, marvel at some nerdy engineering, and more.
This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.
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Need a pre-turkey/tofurkey appetizer before this Thanksgiving weekend? Hit up one or all of the bevy of reading series, book launches, and seasonal launches going down this week.
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Not enough literary festivals last week for you? Check out this week, with festivals in Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and Toronto. But that's not all!
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Lots of poetry for poetry month this week, plus, some novelists as well (one of them writing about poets, so....). Enjoy our coast-to-coast happenings!
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