Tuesday, November 13

David Alexander + Jenny Haysom

David Alexander

After the Hatching Oven is a vital paean to freedom. It soars.” –– Jeff Latosik
David Alexander is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length debut, After the Hatching Oven, published this spring by Nightwood Editions. His poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Prairie Fire, The Puritan, The Humber Literary Review, and the Literary Review of Canada. He works for The Word On The Street festival in Toronto.
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Jenny Haysom

Award-winning Ottawa poet, debut book to watch, listen up!
Jenny Haysom was born in England and raised in Nova Scotia. She completed a Master's degree in English Literature at the University of Ottawa in the 90s, and has since worked for independent booksellers and the Ottawa Public Library. Her writing has appeared in a variety of magazines—most recently in The Walrus, The New Quarterly, and The Fiddlehead. A chapbook of poems, Blinding Afternoons, was published by Anstruther Press in 2017, and her debut collection, Dividing the Wayside, is due this fall (2018) with Palimpsest Press. Jenny was on the board of directors for Arc Poetry Magazine for several years, guest-edited a special issue of children's poetry (2012) and was prose editor from 2014-16. She lives with her family in Old Ottawa South.
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