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MARY DALTON: Running the Goat Books has released its third poetry chapbook publication by Mary Dalton. Waste Ground, a letterpress production with wood engravings by Massachusetts engraver Abigail Rorer, was launched this summer at a lively party at the Ship Pub in St. John’s. For more about Waste Ground, see

PENN KEMP will be reading with Allan Briesmaster and Stanley Fefferman on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2 pm at Gallery Stratford, 54 Romeo St. South, Stratford: A TRIO OF POETS FROM QUATTRO BOOKS, Jack Layton: Art in Action is included in the selection of history titles for Canada’s sesquicentennial year! She is an inaugural recipient in the London North Centre Honour Roll, out on Canada Day: Her book of poetry, Local Heroes, will be published by Insomniac Press in Spring, 2018.

D A LOCKHART has new work out this fall. His second collection of poems from Black Moss Press, This City at the Crossroads, will be released on October 1st. The collection explores his time in Hoosier state, His Fall/Winter book tour will take him through Indiana, Michigan, and Ontario. Lockhart also has a sonnet sequence in the Black Moss Press Anthology, Because We Have All Lived Here, that explores the history of the Sandwich neighbourhood of Windsor, ON alongside poems by notable Windsor poets Marty Gervais, Vanessa Shields, Dorothy Mahoney, Peter Hrastovec, Mary Ann Mulhern, and Carlinda D’Ailmonte.

KATE MARSHALL FLAHERTY is guiding StillPoint Writing sessions this fall, with evening sessions from 6-9pm on Mondays and Thursdays, and two full-day Saturday sessions (10-4pm). Coffee, tea, snacks, and a light meal are provided. Visit for details.

SUSAN McCASLIN will be touring with her new volume, Into the Open: Poems New and Selected (Inanna Publications)  this Fall at the following venues in Ontario and Vancouver: Word on the Street, Vancouver Public Library, Library Square, South Plaza, Sunrise Suite, Sun. Sept. 24, 2017, 4:35 pm; Trent Reading Series, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Traill College Junior Commons Rm., 310 London St., host Lewis McLeod, Tues. Sept. 26, 2017, 7 pm; The Inanna launch of Into the Open, Glad Day Book Shop, 499 Church St., Toronto, Wed. Sept. 27, 2017, with fellow Inanna authors Wanda Campbell & Clemintine Morrigan, 6-8 pm; The Urban Folk Art Salon, Mt. Pleasant Library, 599 Mt Pleasant, Toronto, host Tom Gannon Hamilton, 6-8 pm; Art Bar Reading Series, Free Times Café, 320 College St. (Spadina & College), Tues. Oct. 3, 2017; Rasayana Studio, Suite 240-9220 Glover Rd., Fort Langley, BC, Friday Oct. 13, 2017, 7-9 pm; Poetic Justice, Celebration of ‘47ers, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Alice Mackay Rm., Sunday Oct. 22, 2-5 pm; Conversation on “Poetry and Ecology” where she discusses her role in establishing The Han Shan Poetry Initiative, Cecil Green College, UBC, host, Writer-in-Residence Anne Simpson, with fellow panel members Jan Zwicky and Robert Bringhurst, Thurs. Oct. 26, 2017, 5 pm; Vancouver launch, Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St., Vancouver, BC, with Jennifer Spruit and Aliana Tobias, hosted by Inanna Publications, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017, 4-6 pm.

COLIN MORTON: Poems from The Merzbook, Colin Morton’s series on German artist Kurt Schwitters, are given arresting musical interpretation on the new CD Dutch Futurismo, by Hungarian pianist Eva Polgar and her ensemble Festival of Misfits ( Colin also has a haibun and a rondeau in the second edition of In Fine Form, the anthology edited by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve.(

MURRAY REISS: My new website is up and running, with links to a number of my Climate Action Performance Poems and readings from The Survival Rate of Butterflies in Ottawa and New Westminster.

STAN ROGAL recently launched his fifth collection of short stories, There Goes the Neighbourhood, published by Frontenac Books.