Radio, Readings, Reviews

I’ll be on Literary Landscape on CKCU tomorrow evening speaking to Pearl Pirie about a number of things I have on the go with Apt. 9 Press and my own writing. I’m looking forward to it. CKCU is great at putting programs up for on demand streaming following the show, so you’ll be able to listen live here (or at 93.1 on your radio), and listen not-live here. Show runs Thursdays at 6:30pm.

I’m reading in the Factory Reading Series on Friday September 25 at the Carleton Tavern, alongside Ryan Pratt, Monty Reid, and Roland Prevost. Doors at 7:00pm, readings at 7:30pm. above/ground press is kindly producing a poem broadside by me to mark the occasion. I’m looking forward to reading beside Ryan, Monty, and Roland, and to see anyone that is able to make it out.

My chapbook from Baseline Press is nearly an object in the world. It is launching on Thursday October 22 at The Supermarket in Toronto, and Friday October 23 at the London Music Club in London. I’ll be present and reading in Toronto, but sadly cannot make London. Hope to see you out, Toronto friends!

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The Collected Poems of William Hawkins received a very kind review by Douglas Barbour at his blog, Eclectic Ruckus: “a most worthwhile endeavor, a reminder to some & an introduction to many others, of a witty, sardonic, voice from outside the main centres of Canadian poetry in the late 20th century.” This in addition to the review by Sanita Fejzic at Apt. 613, Bill’s appearance on CBC’s All in a Day, and  a profile in Ottawa Magazine by Rob Thomas. The book is currently on sale at All Lit Up as part of their 1-year anniversary celebrations.

Otherwise, work on new Apt. 9 titles from Nelson Ball and Michael e. Casteels goes on in preparation for the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Saturday November 7. See you there!