SANDY POOL and NIK BEAT
Sandy Pool is a writer, editor and Creative Writing instructor. Sandy holds a degree in Theatre Performance and English from the University of Toronto, as well as a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Currently, she is a holder of the prestigious Killam scholarship in poetics at the University of Calgary, where she is completing her Phd.
Sandy has been published in various literary journals and was most recently anthologized in The Best Canadian Poems in 2011, published by Tightrope Books.
Her first book “Exploding Into Night” published by Guernica Editions, was long-listed for the 2010 re-lit award and short-listed for the 2010 Governor General’s Award for poetry.
“Undark: An Oratorio” was published this fall with Nightwood Editions and was recently short-listed for an Alberta Book Award, and the Trillum Book Award for Poetry.
“Poetry is the fox under our shirts that gnaws away at our hearts.”
CLICK HERE for Exploding Into Night at Guernica Editions
CLICK HERE for Undark at NIGHTWOOD EDITIONS
Nik Beat has been a practising poet for the last 19 years based in Toronto Canada. Beat has been published in numerous anthologies throughout the world and has been translated into Hungarian, French, Hebrew and Italian. His poetry has been published in two books: “Cartoon Rome” and “The Tyranny of Love”.
Beat is one of the founders of the Gadist Arts Movement in Toronto Canada.
Also, for the last 17 years he has been hosting a spoken word/music talk show called ‘Howl’ on CIUT 89.5 FM radio and online at www.ciut.fm. Beat also hosts Howl at The Q Space on College Street once a month.
AND…. Don’t forget the Hot-Sauced Words OPEN MIC: (6 x three minute spots each show. Sign up at 7:30)
Audience Interaction Positively Encouraged – Stretch your writing skills in the On-The-Spot Poetry Themed Challenge.
No Admission charge but we do pass the hat for our featured readers.
Produced and hosted by James Dewar
and the popular POETRY THEMED CHALLENGE
154 Danforth Ave. (2nd floor) just east of Broadview)
Open Mic sign-up 7:30
FREE ADMISSION (but we do Pass-the-hat)
BEACH PARTY LINGO! (Details coming soon!)
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SHOWDOWN (announcement coming shortly)
Two Featured Poets (announcement coming shortly)
Please check back for announcements about other FEATURED PERFORMANCES