Lunch Poems kicks off 2017 with Ottawa poets Stephen Brockwell & Rob McLennan
Lunch Poems at SFU is a free lunchtime reading series the third Wednesday of every month featuring well-known and up-and-coming poets.
Next Reading on January 18, 2017, 12–1pm in the Teck Gallery at SFU Vancouver’s Harbour Centre campus.
STEPHEN BROCKWELL is an Ottawa poet and end-times entrepreneur. His Fruitfly Geographic won the 2005 Archibald Lampman Award. With Stuart Ross, he co-edited the protest anthology Rogue Stimulus: a Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament (Mansfield Press, 2011). His sixth book, All of Us Reticent, Here, Together, was published by Mansfield Press in 2016. Poems have recently appeared in The Puritan, Prism International, the Arc Poetry Magazine Art in the End Times issue, and Inwords. When not making notes in the oxygen-deprived atmosphere of a regional jet, he is trying to survive the cloud economy by keepings head up there.
ROB MCLENNAN is the author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The Ottawa writer’s most recent titles include The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair), The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, Touch the Donkey, and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. In fall 2015, he was named “Interviews Editor” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and recently became a regular contributor to both the Drunken Boat and Ploughshares blogs. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at his website.