Tuesday, September 26

Jeanette Lynes + David Groulx

David Groulx

Whether speaking of love, heart ache, history or civil injustice his voice is incisive.
David Groulx was raised in Elliot Lake Ontario. He is proud of his aboriginal roots, Anishnabe and French Canadian. He won the 3rd annual Poetry NOW Battle of the Bards, read at the IFOA in Toronto & Barrie, (2011), International Ottawa Writers Festival (2012), and the Festival International de la Posie in Trois Riviers, QC. (2014). He has published ten books of poetry. His book, The Wabigoon River Poems was nominated for the Archibald Lampman award in 2016. He was the Writer-in-Residence for openbook.com Toronto for November 2012. His poetry has been translated into both French and Ojibwa. Sans pitié (Éditions David) is the fruit of a translation of his poems by Éric Charlebois.
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Jeanette Lynes

Jeanette Lynes is back in town with John Clare, her Saskatchewan Award winning book.
Jeanette Lynes’ seventh book of poetry, Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems (wolsakandwynn, 2015), won the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award, and was shortlisted for Book of the Year at the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her first novel, The Factory Voice, was long-listed for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award. With David Eso Jeanette co-edited Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Canadian Poets’ Love Letters (Goose Lane Editions, 2015). Her poetry recently appeared in Gutter Magazine (UK) and will soon appear in Prairie Fire. Jeanette recently presented five readings of her poetry at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She directs the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.
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