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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.
How do poets write and how do they fit their writing lives into their everyday lives?
Kitty Lewis, the longtime general manager of the poetry house Brick Books will answer these questions with the help of two published poets.
Kitty Lewis is the general manager of Brick Books, the only press in Canada that specializes in publishing poetry books.
Carolyn Smart has written six previous collections of poetry, including The Way to Come Home (Brick Books, 1993), and Hooked: Seven Poems (Brick Books, 2009). Her memoir At the End of the Day (Penumbra Press, 2001) won first prize in the 1993 CBC Literary Contest. Smart is an editor for the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series of McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Moez Surani has travelled, studied, and worked in countries around the world. His writing has been featured in numerous publications, including the Best Canadian Poetry (2013 and 2014), The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Harper’s Magazine, and PRISM International. His poetry publications include collection, Reticent Bodies (2009), and Floating Life (2012). In 2009, he won a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and later, attended artists’ residencies in Italy, Finland, Latvia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Canada. His latest book, Operations, (BookThug 2016) was a 2014 finalist for Les Figues Press Book Prize.