Tuesday, June 27

Hot Ottawa Voices + Hoa Nguyen

Hoa Nguyen

An outstanding member of the avant-garde
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco where she earned an MFA. She is the author of As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots (all from the Wave Books imprint). Nguyen teaches at Ryerson University's Chang School, for Miami University's low residency MFA program, in the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in her own long-running, private poetics workshop. She can be found on the web at hoa-nguyen.com.
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Nina Jane Drystek

Nina Jane Drystek is a poet, writer of miscellany and arts coordinator working in Ottawa
Nina Jane Drystek is a poet, writer of miscellany and arts coordinator working in Ottawa. She works for the Ottawa International Writers Festival and the AOE Arts Council. Her poetry has appeared in Bywords, in/words, Ottawater, Window Cat Press and other places. She has studied poetry in Vilnus, Lithuania and Manchester England and has a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. She has read poems to people in Ottawa, Montreal, Manchester, Vilnius and woodland places. You may have seen her riding a red bicycle around town.
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Robin McLachlen

Co-host of Literary Landscape and author of the book-length poem Body Electric
Robin is co-host of Literary Landscape on CKCU. He just recently (March, '17) finished Body Electric, a book-length poem he's been working with for the past 8 years. He lives in Kanata, ON with his wife and 2 children.
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Sarah MacDonell

Sarah's most recent publications include ottawater and ByWords, and her first chapbook "The Lithium Body" came out this past January with in/words.
Sarah MacDonell is still unsure as to how she got here. A Montreal-born, Canadian-American baker-poet hyphen-lover currently residing in Ottawa, she has enjoyed homes in Cape Breton, Toronto, California, and Connecticut.
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