Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Grey Borders Reading Series Presents...

After a successful start to the season

Grey Borders Reading Series is proud to present a night of (book)thuggery featuring...

Victor Coleman

Michael Boughn

Meredith Quartermain

Jay MillAr

Mark Goldstein


Thursday October 21, 2010




The Niagara Artists’ Centre

354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines


Licensed, pay what you can

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Author Bios:

Victor Coleman is the author of numerous books of poetry, starting with the 1964 publication of From Erik Satie’s Notes to the Music, throughCORRECTIONS (1985), LAPSED WASP (1994), and ICON TACT (2006). He was a founding editor of both Coach House Press (in 1965) and Coach House Books (in 1997) and has laboured as a film programmer at Queen’ University, the Executive Director of A Space, and co-director and programmer for The Music Gallery in Toronto. He was the editorial director for the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art (www.ccca.ca) and currently toils as a semi-retired free-lance editor. His latest non-BookThug publication, from Shuffaloff/Eternal Network is How To Become A Good Dancer. Early in 2011 The University of California Press will release his (and Michael Boughn’s) edit of Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book.

Born and raised in Riverside, California, Michael Boughn moved to Canada in 1966 because of his opposition to the war against Viet Nam. In Vancouver he met and studied with Robin Blaser who introduced him to the work of William Blake, Charles Olson, H.D., Jack Spicer, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and other crucial writers. He spent nearly 10 years working in the Teamsters before returning to school to study with Robert Creeley and Jack Clarke in Buffalo, N.Y. where he received his PhD in 1986. Since 1993 he has lived in Toronto. He is the author of Iterations of the Diagonal, Dislocations in Crystal, Into the World of the Dead, One’s own Mind, and 22 Skidoo/SubTractions. With Victor Coleman, he edited Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book for the University of California Press. His detective novel, Business As Usual, is forthcoming.

Meredith Quartermain was born in Toronto but grew up elsewhere in Ontario and in rural British Columbia. At UBC she was intrigued by the poetry of Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan. She also delved into Biology, Latin, Math, Philosophy and Linguistics. For a while she practiced law. She is the author of several books of poetry including Matter, Nightmarker (finalist for the Vancouver Book Award) and Vancouver Walking (winner of a BC Book Award). She runs Nomados Literary Publishers with husband Peter Quartermain.

Toronto writer Mark Goldstein has suffered no visible education. An avid small presser, he issues limited editions under the Beautiful Outlaw imprint. After Rilke, his first collection, was published in the summer of 2008. Tracelangage is his second book.

Jay MillAr is a Toronto poet, editor, publisher, teacher and virtual bookseller. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which are esp : accumulation sonnets (2009) and Other Poems (2010). He is also the author of several privately published editions, such as Lack Lyrics, which tied to win the 2008 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Millar is the shadowy figure behind BookThug, a publishing house dedicated to exploratory work by well-known and emerging North American writers, as well as Apollinaire's Bookshoppe, a virtual bookstore that specializes in the books that no one wants to buy. Currently Jay teaches creative writing and poetics at George Brown College and Toronto New School of Writing.

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