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Friday, October 21, 2005

Poets Allan Briesmaster and Colin Morton read at Collected Works


Allan Briesmaster with Colin Morton

From Collected Works Bookstore blurb:

Allan Briesmaster is a poet, editor, micro publisher, book packager, and literary consultant who lives in Thornhill, ON. He has published seven books of poetry, and his work has been widely anthologized. From 1991 to 2002 he was one of the chief organizers of the weekly Art Bar Poetry Reading Series in Toronto, and since 2000 has been the main editor for Seraphim Editions, a literary press based in Hamilton. Allan has given readings of his poetry from Halifax to Victoria. His two most recent books are Pomona Summer, from Hidden Brook Press, and Galactic Music, from Lyricalmyrical, both published earlier this year.

Colin Morton was born in Toronto, grew up in Calgary, and lives in Ottawa, where he is a freelance writer and editor. His poetry and fiction have appeared in diverse literary journals including Descant, The Fiddlehead, Arc, Grain, The Malahat Review, Ascent, and The North American Review. He has performed his work with the word-music intermedia group First Draft and the jazz ensembles SugarBeat and Sonic Circle, and in the award-winning animated poetry film Primiti Too Taa. Colin has received numerous awards for his writing including the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry.

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