Featured poets: Merle Nudelman & Reza Eslami
Host: Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre
Merle Nudelman is a poet, educator, lawyer, and author of five books of poetry including Borrowed Light (Guernica Editions, 2003) which won the 2004 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry and The Seeker Ascends (Inanna Publications, 2018). Merle's poems have been published in Canadian and American literary journals, anthologies, and zines. Her essays on poetic inquiry appear in Canadian academic publications.
Born on February 7th, 1972, Reza Eslami is a Canadian -Iranian award winning architect, a published poet and an exhibited photographer who is a long-term resident of Toronto, Canada, having immigrated to the city in 1996. Since the age of 15, Reza has been actively engaged with drawing, photography and writing poetry. The first edition of his book of poetry, Solitude, was published on June of 2017. Solitude is an enigmatic and mystical brevity on love, hate, hope, and despair through one’s life that is sometimes expressed in sarcastic form, with the bravery of attacking one’s own thoughts and actions. The author takes us on a journey through his feelings and emotions that oscillate between reality and dream. Solitude is a man’s story of living his life without fear of revealing his vices or affirming his virtues. Instagram my Photos: @r.e.z.a.e.s.l.a.m.i Instagram my poems: @mypoemsofsolitude Instagram my architecture: @iconarchitectstoronto
Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms. Please refrain from using perfume.