27 April 2011

2 BJP authors at Odd Sundays

odd sundays at molly's, Fredericton's longest running semi-monthly poetry reading series presents

Nela Rio and Robert Hawkes
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm
Molly's Coffee House, 554 Queen Street, Fredericton

Their readings will be followed by an open mic.
All are welcome.

Nela Rio is an internationally-recognized Argentine-Canadian author, artist, and arts organizer living in Fredericton. Professor at St. Thomas University since 1971, retired in 2003. Nela has 12 books published, and has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies in Canada, Spain, U.S.A., Honduras, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Her work has been translated into English, French, Catalán, Portuguese, and Slovene. In May 2008, a symposium was held on her creative work, organized by Red Cultural Hispánica at the Canadian branch of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Gatineau, Québec. Several of her books are used in university courses in Canada, U.S.A. and Brazil. There are Master and Ph.D. thesis, on her work. She is the President of the Registro Creativo of the Canadian Asociation of Hispanists; the founder and organizer of the Annual Multilicultural Multilingual Poetry Recital (since 2000), and the Outspoken Art/Arte Claro exhibition, for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. She is also the Director of the Capítulo Fredericton of the Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía.

Robert E. Hawkes
Born: Coal Creek, Queens Co., NB
Professor Emeritus of Education (UNBF)
Most recent works have been imaginative recreations of three archbishops of Canterbury:
(a) Thomas Cranmer (published first as a Broken Jaw Prss chapbook;
(b) Reginald Cardinal Pole
(c) Cranmer and Pole: Archbishops (Broken Jaw Press), a combined book of the two archbishops and
(d) William Laud.
Nine collections of poetry published including those referred to above.

Fredericton reading: National Poetry Month 2011!

Celebrate National Poetry Month!!!

The Fredericton Chapter of the Iberoamerican Academy of Poetry and the League of Canadian Poets invite you to a Poetry Recital in Spanish and English by Fredericton Poets Nela Rio and Joe Blades on Saturday, April 30th at 2 pm at the River Reading Room in the Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton St., Fredericton. Both poets will be reading from recent publications and new materials. Nela Rio has recently been nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Pat Lowthers Award. She recently launched her collection of poetry, La Luna, Tango, siempre la luna /The Moon, Tango, Always the Moon (Broken Jaw Press, 2010). Blades’ most recent work published is Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry (Ekstasis Editions, 2010). He is an active member of the local BlackTop MotorCycle Gang writers’ group, coordinator of the Fredericton Small Press & Community Fair, and President of the League of Canadian Poets.

This event is held in conjunction with the 2011 National Poetry Month. For its 2011 National Poetry Month activities, The League of Canadian Poets acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program. Other sponsors include the Public Lending Right Commission, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Library Association.

Please join us for what promises to be an exceptional reading!

14 April 2011

Nela Rio: 16 April reading Fredericton

Fredericton poet and artist Nela Rio will launch her book, La luna, Tango, siempre la luna /The Moon, Tango, Always the Moon (Broken Jaw Press) on Saturday April 16, 2011 at 2 pm, at the Fredericton Public Library’s beautiful River Reading Area (upstairs), 12 Carleton Street, Fredericton. The Fredericton Chapter of the Ibero-American Academy of Poetry is hosting the event. The book, published by Broken Jaw Press in 2010 has been translated from the Spanish by translator Edith Jonsson-Devillers and includes a prologue by Governor General’s Literary Award winner, poet and translator, Hugh Hazelton. This collection has been short-listed for the League of Canadian Poet’s prestigious Pat Lowther Memorial Award, a prize given for a book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year in memory of the late writer whose career was cut short by her untimely death. The judges commented: “Foreign accents, mystery, intrigue, sensuousness, all culminate in the dance that steps over, around, and through the mundane and lifts its skirts to new heights and wishes.” Please join us for a rare opportunity to discover one of Fredericton’s most talented writers. There will be a brief presentation of the book, followed by a bilingual reading of selected poems from the collection.

La poeta y artista de Fredericton, Nela Rio, lanzará su último libro, La luna, Tango, siempre la luna/The Moon, Tango, Always the Moon el sábado 16 de abril a las dos de la tarde en la Biblioteca Pública de Fredericton (en la linda sala River Reading Area), 12 calle Carleton, Fredericton. El capítulo de Fredericton de la Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía es huésped del evento. El libro, publicado en el año 2010 por la casa editorial Broken Jaw Press, fue traducido por la traductora Edith Jonsson-Devillers e incluye un prólogo por Hugh Hazelton, poeta y traductor premiado por Governor General’s Medal. El libro de poesía de Rio ha sido seleccionado en la lista corta del prestigioso premio Pat Lowther Memorial, de la Liga de Poetas Canadienses, un premio que galardona a una poeta publicada en el año anterior, en nombre de una poeta que falleció siendo joven y al principio de su carrera. Los miembros del jurado comentaron: “Acentos del extranjero, misterio, intriga, sensualidad, todo culmina en el baile que da paso, da vueltas y traspasa la rutina y levanta sus volantes hacia nuevas cumbres y deseos.” Están invitados a reunirse con nosotros para esta rara oportunidad de (re)descubrir una de las escritoras más talentosas de Fredericton. Habrá una breve introducción del libro, seguido por un recital bilingüe de poemas seleccionados del libro. ¡No se lo pierda!

06 April 2011

2011 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Shortlists

Congratulations to Broken Jaw Press author Nela Rio and her translator Edith Jonsson-Devilliers on their book La luna, Tango, siempre la luna / The Moon, Tango, Always the Moon being shortlisted for the 2011 Pat Lowther Memorial Award.

Congratulations to all of the shortlisted poets and their books.


Announcing …


April 4, 2011, Toronto: The League of Canadian Poets is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2011 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards. Congratulations to the authors for their fine work and many thanks to the jurors for their hard work on this year’s awards.

Winners of these awards will be announced during a special ceremony at the annual LCP Poetry Fest and Conference to be held at The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto (475 Yonge Street) on June 11, 2011.

Gerald Lampert Award Shortlist:
The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator who organized authors' tours and took a particular interest in the work of new writers. The award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

The Crow’s Vow by Susan Briscoe (Signal Edition of Vehicule Press)
That Other Beauty by Karen Enns (Brick Books)
Tiny, Frantic, Stronger by Jeff Latosik (Insomniac Press)
[sic] by Nikki Reimer (Frontenac Press)
Here Is Where We Disembark by Clea Roberts (Freehand Books)
The Nights Also by Anna Swanson (Tightrope Books)

2011 Jury: Lori Cayer, Jacob Scheier, Todd Swift

Pat Lowther Award Shortlist:
The Pat Lowther Memorial Award is given for a book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year, and is in memory of the late Pat Lowther, whose career was cut short by her untimely death in 1975. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

Ossuaries by Dionne Brand (McClelland & Stewart)
Walking to Mojácar by Di Brandt, with French and Spanish translations by Charles Leblanc and Ari Belathar (Turnstone Press)
Living Under Plastic by Evelyn Lau (Oolichan Books)
Memory’s Daughter by Alice Major (University of Alberta Press)
Cathedral by Pamela Porter (Ronsdale Press)
La luna, Tango, siempre la luna / The Moon, Tango, Always the Moon by Nela Rio (Broken Jaw Press)

2011 Jury: Magie Dominic, Eric Folsom, Yvonne Trainer

(Complete author bios and book descriptions available: http://www.poets.ca/linktext/awards.htm)

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