Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Good Week for Poetry in Windsor

The Books & Boxes BiblioBash
1520 Wyandotte St. E.
Thursday Sept. 27
Well gosh it's been a good week for the poets in Rose City. Last night was Marty Gervais' celebration of Poets Laureate from across the country, held in the poshest of posh laureate style at Willistead Manor, and featuring readings from Elizabeth Zetlin, John B. Lee, Bruce Meyer, Hugh MacDonald, and Roger Nash. ("Poetry," said Hugh, when asked where he found the courage to read his poems out loud, "is a way to expose yourself without getting arrested." Worth the price of admission right there.)
Want more? This weekend Sho Art is showcasing the work of six local poets in a program called Scattered Ecstasies, which features dramatized performances and original local artwork, and includes poetry from our own Sal Ala
Last but not least. Of course. You know where this was headed. In between Marty's spectacular spectacular and Sho's show, you'll find our first-ever-totally-thrilling-can't-wait-for-it-to-get-here-Biblioasis-headquarters-BIBLIOBASH, where we fete our new building and celebrate four astounding new books. "I've got a new slogan for you," said Martin Deck of the Windsor Bookstore last night. "Let's get Bibliowasted."
You know what the books are by now if you've been reading along. I won't go on about them any more. But time IS running out to see the BiblioBash Tour: there's Oshawa tonight, if you missed Toronto yesterday, and of course there's Windsor tomorrow. Check out our FB page for details and to RSVP! Spread the gosh-dang word! It's going to be a really special thing, and I for one can't wait. 

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