Get on over to the east end tonight for Exile Editions‘ Spring Reading. New books will bloom this eve, and others will be ripe for picking throughout spring and summer. Exile Editorial Board Member Chris Doda gives us the layout for tonight’s garden of authors:
Priscila Uppal‘s Ontological Necessities, her fifth book of poetry with Exile, has been shortlisted for the 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize. It deals predominantly with the absurdity of the 21st century world.
Joe Rosenblatt has published numerous books of poetry over the last thirty years and has won the Governor General’s Award.
Matt Shaw won the Journey Prize for Short Fiction in 2006. His first volume of short fiction, The Obvious Child, will be released this year.
Jason Guriel‘s Techicolored features poetic retakes on old films and old poets. He is twice on the shortlist this year for the National Magazine Award for Poetry and his work is currently featured on the TTC as part of Poetry on the Way.
Christopher Adamson is the author of the novel The Road to Jewel Beach and several published short stories.
Joe Rosenblatt and Matt Shaw’s books are still tender, green shoots; they, along with Christopher Adamson, will be reading from the anniversary issue of Exile Quarterly, a journal affiliated with the press. Tonight’s festivities begin at 7:15 (May 15) at the Dora Keogh (141 Danforth Avenue). Why not wear flowers?
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