Thursday, April 16, 2015
Spec-fic poems! Live-drawing!
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So last night was the ChiSeries reading in Winnipeg to celebrate National Poetry Month, which meant a slate lousy with poets but also live-drawing, which is a nice combo.
The event featured myself, Jonathan Ball, Adam Petrash, and GMB Chomichuk (who was the aforementioned live-draw-er...).
And it was fun to spend some time with the work of these writers. How-Tos on how to avoid becoming a horror movie cliche (not mine, shockingly). A poem on Leatherface and his chainsaw-wielding interpretive dance. A clutch of my were-mummy poems, both from Stowaways and newer variants. And a cut-up poem from Greg's Imagination Manifesto, which he handed out after.
It was also fun to go for a good, old-fashioned gossip over beer and buckets-of-bacon after the reading was done.
My thanks to Samantha Beiko and Chadwick Ginther for the organizing and hosting goodness!