Tuesday, May 24

Dean Steadman + Monty Reid

Help us celebrate the launch of new books by Ottawa poets Dean Steadman and Monty Reid (no open mic this evening)

Dean Steadman

Author of forthcoming Après Satie — For Two and Four Hands

Dean Steadman’s work has been published in Canadian journals and e-zines, and in the anthology, Pith and Wry: Canadian Poetry, edited by Susan McMaster (Scrivener Press, 2010).  He is the author of two chapbooks: Portrait w/tulips (Leaf Editions, 2013) and Worm’s Saving Day (AngelHousePress, 2015).  He was a finalist in the 2011 Ottawa Book Awards for his poetry collection, their blue drowning (Frog Hollow Press, 2010).  His second poetry collection, Après Satie — For Two and Four Hands, will be published by Brick Books in the spring of 2016.


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Monty Reid

If there's a glue that holds Literary Ottawa together, Reid is in the horse hooves.
Monty Reid is an Ottawa writer. His most recent book is Meditatio Placentae (Brick). His mis-translation of Nicolas Guillen's El Gran Zoo forms the basis of an exhibition at Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts in Fredericton this fall, featuring the work of celebrated New Brunswick artist Suzanne Hill. Other recent projects include his long work on life next to Canada's spy agencies, Intelligence, and his celebration of parasites human and otherwise, Host. He is the Director of VerseFest, Ottawa's International Poetry Festival, and Managing Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine.
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