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The Insomniac Press Spring Book Launch

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The Insomniac Press Spring Book Launch

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 6:30pm


Dora Keogh Traditional Irish Pub
141 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON


Fiction and poetry from John Goldbach, Bill Howell and Nic Labriola.

Porcupine Archery by Bill Howell (poetry)

“Bill Howell finds a shimmer in the quotidian and turns it into poetry. With wry humour and a sharply observant eye, he shows us the drunk who rams his car with a ‘luscious’ crash, an elderly woman pushing her walker across a street, or a lover in bed on a summer morning. Here is the world seen with generosity, given to us by a writer who wants to be present for the whole of it.”

—Anne Simpson, author of Loop and Quick.

Naming the Mannequins by Nic Labriola (poetry)

“The story of one terrible night that is every night in the forgotten guts of the city, Nic Labriola's Naming the Mannequins moves with a powerful beat, jagged yet steady and remorseless. It's a condensed novel in verse, a gallery of strange and disastrously linked characters, their failed yearning tattooed in fire on the darkness.”

—A.F. Moritz, author of Night Street Repairs and The Sentinel

Selected Blackouts by John Goldbach (fiction)

In the stories that make up John Goldbach's Selected Blackouts, characters struggle with questions of faith, diet, sex, addiction, mortality, while often on the verge of—or in the midst of—cracking up. John Goldbach’s fiction has appeared in The Shore, Smyles & Fish, Waccamaw, Descant, Matrix, and Hobart. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.


Dora Keogh Traditional Irish Pub
141 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON

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