Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Alessandro Porco

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Alessandro Porco is the author of two collections of poetry, Augustine in Carthage (2008) and The Jill Kelly Poems (2005), both published by ECW Press. He’s the editor of Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey. He grew up in Malton and Brampton, but presently lives in Buffalo, New York, where he’s completing his dissertation. You can see him this month at the Summer Literary Seminars in Montreal, where he will be reading poetry as well as participating in a panel on Anglo-Quebec poetry after 1976.

Send your questions and comments for Alessandro to writer@openbooktoronto.com

Ten Questions with Alessandro Porco

Open Book: Toronto:

Tell us about your latest book.

Alessandro Porco:

Most recently, I edited a collection of essays on Montreal writer David McGimpsey. Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey is published by Palimpsest Press (2010). It includes a critical introduction (which I authored) as well as nine essays by a variety of scholars and poets. The essays examine how issues of nationalism, class, aesthetics, humor, literary history, and even love play out in McGimpsey’s work. An extended interview with McGimpsey concludes the book.

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Pivot Reading Series with Tamara Faith Berger, Alessandro Porco and Moez Surani

When

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:00pm

Where

The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1V5

Details

Join authors Tamara Faith Berger, Alessandro Porco and Moez Surani for readings from their latest works at the Pivot Reading Series!

For more information, visit pivotreadings.ca.

Location

The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1V5 43° 40' 24.8988" N, 79° 23' 36.8124" W

BookThug Book Launch

When

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 7:30pm

Where

Supermarket
268 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON
M5T 2L9

Details

Don't miss the BookThug BookLaunch at The Supermarket. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

New books will be released by Jake Kennedy, Alessandro Porco, Aisha Sasha John, Richard Krueger, Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts, Phil Hall, Erín Moure, Niels Frank - Roger Greenwald trans as well as Stephen Cain & our very own, Clelia Scala.

There will also be a surprise guest who you will not want to miss (because later people will tell you who it was and you'll wish you'd been there. Regret is no way to start launch season).

FEATURED TITLES INCLUDE:

- Apollinaire's Speech to the War Medic by Jake Kennedy
- I Can Say Interpellation by Stephen Cain with Illustrations by Clelia Scala
- Killdeer: Essay Poems by Phil Hall

Location

Supermarket
268 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2L9 43° 39' 14.4" N, 79° 23' 50.28" W

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