BEN & KEN & CORINA & SINA
poetry night with Coach House Books & Ugly Duckling Presse > APRIL 19
Two independent presses join forces and talk poetry - join UDP and CHB for a reading and conversation with Ken Babstock, Corina Copp, Ben Fama, and Sina Queyras at Type Books (Queen W.) in Toronto. Kyle Buckley will host.
Griffin-winning Ken Babstock's fifth collection of poetry, On Malice, was published by Coach House Books in October 2014 and was named as the inaugural recipient of the Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize. His poems have won Gold at the National Magazine Awards, have been anthologized in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland – most recently in The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature in English – and translated into Dutch, German, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, French, and Latvian. Babstock was previously the poetry editor for the House of Anansi Press and currently sits on the poetry board for McClelland & Stewart.
Corina Copp is a writer and theater artist based in New York. She is the author of the chapbooks ALL STOCK MUST GO (Shit Valley Verlag, UK), Miracle Mare (Trafficker Press), and Pro Magenta/Be Met (Ugly Duckling Presse), among others. Her writing can be found in Cabinet, BOMB, Boston Review, Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism, SFMOMA’s Open Space, and elsewhere. She is developing a three-part play entitled The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, inspired by the successive forms of the work of Marguerite Duras. She is a curator at the Segue Foundation and a 2014 NYFA Fellow.
Ben Fama is the author of several chapbooks and pamphlets, including the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder), Cool Memories (Spork), Odalisque (Bloof), and Aquarius Rising (UDP). His writing has appeared in The Believer, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Jubilat, Lit, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. He is the co-founder of Wonder, and lives in New York City.
Sina Queyras is the author of the Lambda Award–winning Lemon Hound, Expressway (shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award), and the novel Autobiography of Childhood (shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award). She often writes for the Poetry Foundation and runs the online journal Lemon Hound.
COACH HOUSE & UGLY DUCKLING POETRY NIGHT
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Sunday April 19, 2015 > 6pm-8pm
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