Please join us for the first Poetry London reading of the 2011-2012 season with:
Steve McOrmond & Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst
Wednesday September 28, 2011 @ 7:30 pm
167 Wortley Road
Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst is a visual artist and writer. Her most recent collection of poems, Apologetic for Joy (Goose Lane, 2011), is a lush collection whose subject matter ranges from artistic anatomy, cooking, and music, to travel, dislocation, translation, and schizophrenia - all rooted in observations of daily life. Jessica's previous books include Anatomy for the Artist (Greenboathouse Press, 2009) and Excerpts from Gerald, God and the Chickens (Frog Hollow Press, 2008). She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner, her paints, her computer, and her small garden.
Steve McOrmond’s most recent book of poetry is The Good News about Armageddon (Brick Books, 2010). His previous collection Primer on the Hereafter (Wolsak and Wynn, 2006) was awarded the 2007 Atlantic Poetry Prize. His first poetry collection, Lean Days (Wolsak and Wynn, 2004) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Steve now lives in Toronto.
Prior to the reading, poet and Poetry London Workshop Facilitator Michelle Doege conducts a writing workshop, including a discussion of poetry by the evening's featured poets and two workshop participants. Those interested are encouraged to bring a poem and arrive at 6:30 pm. No registration is required.
For more information please visit our website at www.poetrylondon.ca