Monday, January 16th!:
Poets Zachariah Wells, Kasper Hartman, John Eric Bennett and Jesse Eckerlin will be the featured writers for the Argo’s second Featured Reading Series.
Zach has been so gracious as to take time from freelancing, editing and acting as a passenger train attendant in Halifax to drop in and… read from his latest book of poems, Track & Trace. It’s a great collection of poems based around our notions of legacy and nature, and including personal work of a sincere and visceral quality. He is also the author of the poetry collection Unsettled, and editor of both Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets and The Essential Kenneth Leslie. Originally from PEI, he has lived in many parts of the country, including Montreal. Check out Argo co-owner Jesse Eckerlin’s interview with Zach on the subject of his latest book here… Oh, and here’s Zach’s blog.
Preceding Zach, there’s Kasper Hartman, recent first place winner of the QWF’s Quebec Writing Competition for his short story Someone Has to Save Us From This, which is available to read on Maisonneuve magazine’s website.Â Aside from his prose and poetry, he is a Montreal-based translator, and editor of the Encore Literary Magazine. Apparently, he is an extraordinary poker player.
As for our emerging introductory poets, firstly we’ll have John Eric Bennett, a good friend of the Argo. An undergraduate student at Concordia University, Eric has been living and writing in Montreal for the last five years, calling London, Ontario home before that. For now, we’re wishing him the best of luck to see his work in print soon, but we think it fantastic enough to kick off the night.
We’ll also have Jesse Eckerlin, co-owner of the Argo, read some of his work as well. Aside from his current work in poetry (with pieces published in Existere Magazine, killauthor, Willowswept Review), reviews and editing for our very own Argo Press (more on that later), he writes for his blog Rusty Allegations and has forthcoming work/work appearing in The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, and the Wascana Review.
Now, as per usual:
The reading is free and open to all.
Doors @ 8PM, and the reading will begin shortly afterwards.
Space is limited, so we stress you come on time if you’d like a place to sit.
Coffee, tea, and those little cookies with red gelatin sugar-coated centres will be served.
For more information, please call: 514-931-3442
ps. If you can’t make it, invite your friends!