Yes, the rumours are true: we’re honoured that our chapbook A TRIP TO THE ZZOO has been shortlisted for the 2021 BPNICHOL CHAPBOOK AWARD!
💥 We owe many thanks to our publisher, Collusion Books, especially Andy Verboom for helping us bring A TRIP TO THE ZZOO into being. Thank you also to Meet the Presses for organizing the award, and to Jordan Abel + Jennifer LoveGrove for their adjudicative work … and a round of applause our fellow esteemed shortlisters: Manahil Bandukwala & Conyer Clayton, Terese Pierre and Matthew James Weigel
We’re proud to announce that our poem ‘And Then the Darkness Talks Back’ just received a 2021 BEST OF THE NET nomination by The Pine Cone Review — it is one of two MA|DE poems that appeared in issue 2 of the journal; we’re honoured!
Did we mention we received a kind letter from the Mayor of the City of Windsor recently? One of our poems, ‘Purity of Line’, appeared on Windsor Transit buses as part of the WINDSOR’S RESILIENT VOICES project curated by Black Moss Press editor Marty Gervais for National Poetry Month — happy to have been involved!
👁 Here’s project organizer / editor Marty Gervais promoting WINDSOR’S RESILIENT VOICES — a public project that brought poetry onto the local buses … 60+ poets were featured.
Thnx to everyone who attended yesterday’s BY THE RIVER lunchtime ZOOM reading — it was great to share the virtual stage with Karl Jirgens who performed some outrageous & literate works; both MA|DE members focused exclusively on presenting their solo works for this particular event, due to a time crunch we tabled our collaborative work, but hopefully we’ll read at this series again at some point in the future!
👁 For those who missed it, the reading is available in its entirety now at the BY THE RIVER READINGS YouTube channelhere
This Wed Apr 14, let’s do lunch: both members of MA|DE are doing solo readings of recent work (as well as a set of collaborative poems, of course) — and Karl Jirgens (of RAMPIKE fame) is also on the bill!
BY THE RIVER READING SERIES, 12:30pm via ZOOM … join us!