Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Maxine Gadd + Mona Fertig

The On Edge readings series presents:

Maxine Gadd & Mona Fertig

7 pm, Thursday Nov 8
Location: SB room 406  
Granville Island
1399 Johnson Street
 Vancouver BC

Free and open to the public 


Maxine Gadd photo by napalm nikki
Maxine Gadd is the author of Subway Under Byzantium (New Star 2008), Back up to Babylon (New Star 2006), and Lost Language (Coach House 1982), as well as many chapbooks. Her writing reflects an engagement with contemporary art and critical movements, alongside a connection to neighbourhood and locality. Like many of her generation, she spent much of her young adulthood in motion, and lived on the Gulf Islands for significant stretches before settling into her adopted community in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

a poem by Maxine Gadd 


Poetry as History

Mona Fertig

Mona Fertig
is the author of many books of poetry, including The Unsettled (Kalamalka Press 2010), Invoking the Moon-Selected Poems 1975-1995 (Black Moss Press 2006), Sex, Death & Travel (Oolichan Press 1998), Mouth For Music (Caitlin Press 1979), countless chapbooks, and more. She edited A Labour of Love: An Illustrated Anthology of Poetry on Pregnancy and Childbirth (Polestar 1989) and co-edited (with Harold Rhenisch) Rocksalt: an Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue 2008). She runs Mother Tongue Publishing. A founding member of the Federation of BC Writers, the Board of the BC Book Prizes, and Director of the Literary Storefront (which ran in Vancouver from 1978-1982), Fertig has contributed greatly to organizing and enlivening BC’s literary community.

a poem by Mona Fertig 


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  The On Edge series gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council and Emily Carr University.

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