Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Celebrate World Poetry Day & Ken Babstock reading in St. John's

Today is World Poetry Day (March 21 was first declared World Poetry Day by UNESCO in 1999).

I'm going to celebrate by attending a poetry reading by Ken Babstock , Poet and Poetry Editor for House of Anansi Press. See below for details cribbed from WANL's (Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador) Newsletter.

Winterset Nominee Ken Babstock to Read at Memorial
Acclaimed poet Ken Babstock will give a reading at Memorial University in St. John’s on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Babstock is the author of three books of poetry: the critically acclaimed Mean, which one critic called “the yardstick for a certain generation of poets,” Days into Flatspin, winner of a K.M. Hunter Award, and most recently Airstream Land Yacht, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Governor General Award and is a contender for this year’s Winterset Award.

The reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Room A-1046 in the Arts and Administration Building atrium at Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Everyone is welcome. Free parking in areas 1A and 1B.

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