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Join us for the launch of a new book of poetry by R. Kolewe, Inspecting Nostalgia, together with a beer of the same name brewed by Christina Coady and Chris Conway at Folly Brewing.
Monday, May 8
Folly Brewpub – 928 College Street
About the book: R. Kolewe’s second collection of poetry brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals. Heartbreak is tempered with Jacques Derrida’s essay on Immanuel Kant to create almost-sonnets and many tercets, and marginal notes brim with desire and memory to test the limits of the age-old matter of the lyric poem.
About the beer: A “traditional” farmhouse ale but brewed with lots of non-traditional Ontario ingredients, using malt from Barn Owl in Belleville, hops from Clear Valley, and a blend of indigenous yeasts and bretts, totally barrel fermented in French oak. It’s got some German spelt malt and Hallertau Blanc hops for good measure. Lovely, with a little funk and acidity, this is a nice blend of nostalgic farmhouse ales with modern and Ontario twists.
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By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.Thursday March 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Critically acclaimed poet and Vancouver native Adeena Karasick was in her hometown last month to celebrate the donation of her archive to Simon Fraser University. The Collection of Contemporary Literature at SFU’s Bennett Library contains one of the biggest selections of avant-garde poetry in North America.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.