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Free Times Cafe - 320 College Street, Toronto


Stanley Fefferman
"Stanley Fefferman has recently published two collections of poems: new and selected poems (1978-2016) entitled Home Was Elsewhere (Quattro Books, 2017), and The Heart of All Music: Poems about Music and Musicians (Aeolus House, 2018). He has taught creative writing in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Colorado, and at York University where he is Professor Emeritus. His work in progress is a translation from the German of the poetry of Hermann Hesse to be entitled, The Seasons of Life."

Jody Chan Jody Chan is a writer and organizer based in Toronto. They are the poetry editor for Hematopoeisis and Winter Tangerine Creative Associate. They have received fellowships from VONA and Tin House, and they are the winner of the 2018 Third Coast Poetry Contest and 2018 St. Lawrence Book Award. Their first chapbook is published with Damaged Goods Press. Their poems can be found in BOAAT, Yes Poetry, Nat. Brut, The Shade Journal, and elsewhere. They can be found online at and offline in bookstores or dog parks.

Steve McCormond "Steve McOrmond’s most recent book is Reckon (Brick Books 2018). Responding to a poem from Reckon that appeared on Poetry Daily, comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted a perceptive one-liner review: “Steve McOrmond’s new poem, ‘Pure Outrage,’ is really funny and, if you read it right, kind of scary.” Musician Ron Sexsmith writes, “The isolation and confusion of the modern age come to life in Steve McOrmond’s new book Reckon in a way that is disquieting and strangely comforting at the same time.” Steve is the author of three previous collections of poetry, most recently The Good News about Armageddon (Brick Books 2010), which appeared on a number of book critics’ “Best of 2010” lists and was shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award. His second collection, Primer on the Hereafter (Wolsak and Wynn 2006), was awarded the Atlantic Poetry Prize. His debut collection, Lean Days (Wolsak and Wynn 2004), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, which recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian. His work has also been anthologized in Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets and Landmarks: An Anthology of New Atlantic Canadian Poetry of the Land. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he lives in Toronto. "

Earlier Event: February 19
2 Queer Brown Dudes Read from Their Work
Later Event: February 20
Rhymes & Reasons