In the decade since the publication of the first edition of In Fine Form, there has been a resurgence of Canadian poets writing in “form” – in sonnets and ghazals, triolets and ballads, villanelles and palindromes — and formal poetry has become more visible in books, literary journals and classrooms. The first edition of this anthology was called “groundbreaking,” “a paradigm shift” and “a landmark text.” Since then, it has gone through several printings and been widely used in classrooms at all levels from elementary school to university, by writers who want to try something new, and by readers eager to explore a whole other side of Canadian poetry.
As part of the Planet Earth reading series, join us for an evening of readings by poets in the anthology: Yvonne Blomer, Marilyn Bowering, Terry Ann Carter, Lorna Crozier, Eve Joseph, Pamila Porter, Anita Lahey, Arleen Paré, Barbara Pelman, Steven Price, Stephen Scobie, and Patricia Young.
Editors Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve will talk about changes to this edition and why they’ve included new forms such as prose poem, found poem, pas de deux, and spoken word.
Open mic from 7:30-8pm. Sign up between 7 and 7:30pm.
Reading from 8:15-9pm.
Admission is free. All are welcome.