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Q & A with Poet Michael Lista

A few days ago I met poet Michael Lista at the Cafe Diplomatico on College Street, where we talked, among other things, about Canadian poetry, Bloom, his soon-to-be-published debut from The House of Anansi Press, and a preview of that collection which appears in this month's issue of The Walrus, or here.

The Vagabond Trust - Tonight at 8:00 PM

Host: Darrah Teitel and Kathleen Brown
Type: Music/Arts - Recital
Network: Global
Date: Monday, July 6, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: This Aint The Rosedale Library
Street: 86 Nassau Street in Kensington Market
Phone: 6476370977

Hobos, drifters and fugitive poets take note!

The Vagabond Trust
A Reading Series
Monday, July 6, 2009 - 8 PM
At This Ain’t the Rosedale Library in Kensington Market
86 Nassau Street *

Readings by
Rose Bianchini
Stuart Berman
Stewart Cole
Rebecca Houwer
Richard Rosenbaum
Blair Trewartha
Dean Vargas
with musical rar-rar! by DJ BRONSON LEE
and visualART! by Lisa Moses
Hosted by Kathleen Brown & Darrah Teitel

Writing in the Hometown

The literary myth that writers must leave their hometowns in order to write about them played a big role in my teenage imagination. I fantasized about doing dishes in Paris like Orwell or risking it all for Europe like Mavis Gallant (only I pictured myself as Patti Smith off the A-train in Manhattan). But I did neither escape and I think I am better for it.

Hello Animal Alphabet

I’ve always found introductions hard, going way back to my days of sweatpants and $9.99 velcros. In elementary school, on the first day of classes, we used to play a game called Animal Alphabet, which was basically twenty of us going around in a circle making faces at each other and eyeing the clock, then naming an animal that began with the first letter of our first names. Brett the Baboon and Angela the Ant are reoccurring motifs in my 1980s imaginary. When it came to my turn I would twist like a screw on the spot and say, “Lauren…uh…” And I am a crazy animal lover.

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