November 20th: David Clink and Susan Manchester

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Piquant Press launches a new Poetry Chapbook:

If the World Were to Stop Spinning

by David Clink

 
IF THE WORLD WERE TO STOP SPINNING POSTER wDavid Clink has three collections of poetry: Eating Fruit Out of Season (2008); Monster (2010); and, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (2012).

He edited an anthology of environmental poetry called: A Verdant Green (2010).

His poem “A sea monster tells his story” won the 2013 Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box launches

To Stop Time

by Susan Manchester

 
 
To Stop Time-COVER wI moved to Canada from the United States in 1993, when I married Michael Glicksohn.

Poetry has been part of my life since childhood; my mother gave me a copy of Stevenson’s A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES when I very young and barely able to read. Painting, however, came to me later. I didn’t start painting until I moved to Canada. I have been a part of The Art Tour in Bloor West Village since 2006.

Poetry publications include: TICKLE ACE, THE GEORGIA REVIEW, THE ANTIGONISH REVIEW, THE SOUTHERN POETRY, FEMINIST STUDIES, THE COMSTOCK REVIEW and many others.

PLEASE NOTE OUR ANNUAL ANTI-PAGEANT SHOW IN DECEMBER IS A WEEK EARLY THIS YEAR: Wednesday, December 10th!

October 16th – POETRY NOIR

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Thursday night at Hot-Sauced Words dip your toes into POETRY NOIR!

FOUR WRITING CHALLENGES – Audience members have the choice of competing in groups or on their own or just sitting back and enjoying the carnage. .

Featuring Romeo Satin and the Satinettes, Jeff Cottrill and Jimmy D (a.k.a. STOOL PIGEON; a.k.a. MR. PULL; a.k.a YOUZA POWZA (but only to the ladies)).

And…. POW POW POW (I’ll never tell ya buddy, I’ll never tell ya where the loot is hi…. POW!)

D.O.A.

D.O.A.


Bring your imagination. We supply the pens and paper.
The Killers with Ava Gardner

Touch of Evil (1958)

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“Let’s see ya talk your way out of this one!”

Poetry Noir was a fabulous and entertaining evening last night. A special thanks to Romeo Satin, Pelayo Matute, Jeff Cottrill, Cynthia Gould, Mandy Wells and soundman Mike Bryant for wowing the joint. A special thanks to everyone, including the performers, who arrived drenched from the rain and stayed in fun mode. We laughed so much.

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September 18th: Chris Pannell and Phlip Arima

CHRIS PANNELL
 
Chris Pannell’s latest poetry book is A Nervous City (Wolsak and Wynn, 2013).
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In 2010, his book Drive won the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Prize and the Arts Hamilton Poetry Book of the Year.
 
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From 1993 to 2005 he ran the new writing workshop at Hamilton Artists Inc. and edited two book-length anthologies for the group.
 
 
He helps organize the reading series Lit Live as well as Hamilton’s gritLIT Literary Festival.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PHLIP ARIMA
 
Phlip Arima is the author of five books of poetry and fiction, the most recent being Pin Pricks (Quattro Books).
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He has also produced an audio CD, and directed and performed a poetry/music/dance collaboration for part of the Figure of Speech series at Majlis Multidisciplinary Arts. His work has been adapted to stage by Newfoundland’s Neighbourhood Dance works in collaboration with RCA Theatre, and to video by Vision Television.
 
Pin Pricks by Phlip Arima wPhlip Arima is the author of five books of poetry and fiction, the most recent being Pin Pricks (Quattro Books).
 
He is a former Artistic Director of the Art Bar poetry series and was a co-organizer/host of The Basement Reading series as well as one of the rotating hosts for the Syntactic Sunday series.
 
For more about Phlip and to read samples of his work please visit www.phliparima.com.
 

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August 21st – Hot-Sauced Words Vacation Notice

Hello everyone…

There will be no Hot-Sauced Words Poetry Performances on August 21st.

See you in September!

July 17th Features

John Terpstra and Deena Kara Shaffer

 

John Terpstra:

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John Terpstra has published nine books of poetry and three of creative non-fiction. His work has been short-listed for the Governor General’s Award, the Raymond Souster Award, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction and the BC Award for Canadian Non-fiction, Brilliant Falls by John Terpstra and has won the CBC Radio Literary Prize for Poetry, the Bressani Poetry Prize, and several Hamilton Arts Book Awards.

His latest book of poetry is Brilliant Falls, and his publisher, Gaspereau Press, will soon release (fall 2014) The House With the Parapet Wall, a new work of non-fiction.

He lives in downtown Hamilton, where he is self-employed as a cabinetmaker and carpenter.
 
 

Deena Kara Shaffer:

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Deena Kara Shaffer’s poetry has appeared in many magazines including The Dalhousie Review, FreeFall, Canadian Voices: Volume 2. The Grey Totewas short-listed for the Marina Nemat Award. Currently a Learning Specialist at Ryerson University, Shaffer lives in Toronto.The Grey Tote by Deena Kara Shaffer
 
The Grey Tote is impressive for its attitude and language–its direct expression of fear, its realization of mortality in the technological labyrinth. The style is direct, spare, hard, clear, but with elegance and significant whimsy.”

A.F. Moritz

 
 
 
 
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