We invite you to an afternoon with Jack Davis, Martha Baillie, and concetta principe as they read from their recently released books of poetry.
Jack Davis was born in northern Ontario and lives in Parry Sound. For the past ten summers he has lived and worked at a remote fire lookout in the woods of northernmost northern Alberta. He is a friend to animals. Faunics is his first book.
Martha Baillie was born in Toronto, and educated in a French-English bilingual school. She studied history and modern languages (French and Russian) at the University of Edinburgh. Her 2009 novel, The Incident Report was nominated for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize. Her 2014 novel, The Search For Heinrich Schlögel came out with Pedlar Press in Canada and Tin House in the US. It was an O Magazine editors’ pick. Her latest novel, If Clara was published in 2017 by Coach House Books.
concetta principe writes poetry and fiction, and has published three previous works including walking, Interference and Stained Glass. She received a PhD in Humanities in 2014; a scholarly work came out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. She is a sessional professor of literature / creative writing at York and Trent Universities, and lives in Toronto. She has published in online journals such as Lemon Hound and The Rusty Toque, and in print journals such as The Malahat Review, Grain, and Matrix.