Don’t miss this amazing lineup of readers who will be taking over the second floor of the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street) with us NEXT Wednesday, August 17th at 7 pm!
Trevor Abes is a poet and essayist with a penchant for conceptual art. As part of the Toronto Poetry Slam team (2015), he represented the city in both the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the National Poetry Slam. He is currently theatre critic at The Theatre Reader. Photo by Sandro Pehar Photography.
Victoria Butler is a twenty-year-old certified Mom friend, born and bred in Barrie, Ontario but trying to find her future in Toronto. When she’s not having an existential crisis over how to answer the question “What are your plans after university?” she can be found trying to find a unique way to photograph a sunset, attempting to write non-cliche love poetry, or crying on the subway because she saw a cat and couldn’t adopt it. Photo by Hana Nikčević.
Forrest Jamie is a young, passionate creator in several different mediums. Emerging writer and freelance artist, including makeup and traditional art. Also invested in mental health advocacy, having been affected by it greatly.
William Kemp is the co-founder of words(on)pages, a micropress based in Toronto that publishes the bi-monthly literary magazine (parenthetical), as well as chapbooks. He has been published in in/words, The Hart House Review, and his writing on video games can be found at First Person Scholar. His life goal is to pet all the dogs in the world.
Karen Mulhallen, who edited Descant magazine for more than forty years, has published eighteen books and numerous articles on the arts. Her most recent poetry book is Code Orange: An Emblazoned Suite (Black Moss Press, 2015), a bilingual edition with French translations of the poems by Nancy Huston. “Cardinals in Our Gardens,” “Sub Rosa” and “Twelfth Night” are the first three of a five poem suite, an “Enfilade,” which will be published in her new book of poems, Seasons in the Key of J, due out from Tightrope Books in Spring 2017.
Anjalee Nadarajan is an emerging writer who recently graduated from the University of Toronto. Despite majoring in math and economics, her love has always been for literature and writing. In particular, she is interested in the confluence between the personal and the political, the interplay between historical events and human relationships. She has been published in The Quilliad.
Yusuf Saadi’s writing has appeared in magazines including The Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, PRISM international, and Vallum. He won The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Poetry Award (forthcoming) and won second place in Grain’s Short Grain contest. He recently completed his MA at the University of Victoria.
Terry Trowbridge is a PhD student in socio-legal studies at York University, Toronto. His poems have appeared in venues in Canada, the USA and England, including: Briarpatch, Orbis, (parenthetical), The Broadkill Review, Carousel, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, The Nashwaak Review, The New Quarterly, Canadian Woman Studies, subTerrain, Whether Magazine, and many more. Check out his chapbooks with Grey Borders Books.