Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!

David Clink

David’s poetry has appeared in over 50 journals and 20 anthologies. He has two collections published by Tightrope Books: Eating Fruit Out of Season (2008) and Monster (2010). He edited an anthology of environmental poetry called: A Verdant Green (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010). His third collection, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu, was published by The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box in 2012. In 2014, Piquant Press launched David’s speculative poetry chapbook, If the World were to Stop Spinning.

The Role of Lightning in Evolution

This is speculative poetry at its best. Found in these pages are award winners and finalists: A sea monster tells his story; The Perfect Library; A City of Buried Rivers; The Machine. Poems go beyond monsters and time travel and post-apocalyptic visions. There is heart here, a love of family (no matter how strange that family may be), ghosts, a seance, shape shifters, a dragon made of words, an insect caught between dimensions and a road that can feel your every footfall. Every poem is a journey beyond, a slice of another reality that lets us see our own existence in a different way.

Humour Poetry