WRITERS READ AT CONCORDIA
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CURC IN MEDIA & CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE PRESENT
Griffin Prize-Winning Author of Methodist Hatchet Gives a Public Reading
Writers Read at Concordia is pleased to present Canadian poet Ken Babstock for a public reading on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11AM in The Floating Box (Room-2.130) of Concordia’s John Molson Building (1450 Guy St.) (second floor, lobby).
Ken Babstock’s most recent collection, Methodist Hatchet (Anansi, 2011), won The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry and was a finalist for The Trillium Book Award. His previous collections of poetry include, Mean (1999), winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People’s Poet Award, Days into Flatspin (2001), winner of a K.M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize, and Airstream Land Yacht (2006), finalist for The Griffin Prize for Poetry, The Governor General’s Literary Award, and The Winterset Prize, and winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His poems have won Gold at the National Magazine Awards, been widely anthologized in Canada, The UK, The US, and Ireland, most recently in The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, and translated into Dutch, German, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, and French. All four titles were named Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of the Year. Recent poems have appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Ken Babstock was born in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto.
Writers Read is one of a long tradition of diverse literary reading series at Concordia University and has hosted authors including Lydia Davis, Roddy Doyle, Charles Bernstein and CD Wright. We welcome Ken Babstock, who, along with Andrew Pyper, Emma Donoghue, Christian Bök, Jaap Blonk, Tanya Tagaq, Carolyn Forché and Francine Prose, will help make this an especially exciting 2013/2014 season.
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