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On January 27th I was happy to be part of the Thrive Reading Series. With many thanks to Erin Foley for inviting me and for continuing to bring poetry into Kingston. Also, thanks to Bruce Kauffman for recording, playing back, and hosting these recordings.
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Many thanks to Kevin Spenst for putting together this video for my poem, Particles. You can check it out below!
I've been busy over the past few months, and have neglected the site. This update hopes to remedy that. Here's a short list of links to some recent work published by some very fine online journals. Also, an interview with the always gracious Bruce Kauffman. Enjoy!
Poetry & Recordings by Michael e. Casteels in issue 22 of The Puritan
Issue 5 of The Rusty Toque, featuring poetry by Michael e. Casteels and Jason Heroux (in defence of the attacked center pawn)
an interview and reading with Michael e. Casteels on 'Finding a Voice on CFRC 101.9fm.
illiterature. issue three.
a journal of minimalist poetry
is now available to order. Check out our chapbooks page to order. This issue features poetry by:
Nelson Ball, Gary Barwin, derek beaulieu, Judith Copithorne, jwcurry, Amanda Earl, Jesse Patrick Ferguson, David Fujino, Geof Huth, anatol knotek, Nicholas Papaxanthos, Aram Saroyan, Gerry Shikatani, Sandra Stephenson, George Swede & Mark Truscott.
Check out a short review over at Cameron Anstee's blog
The Great-South-Eastern-Ontario Short Story & Poetry Tour was a huge success. I was lucky to be traveling with some great friends and writers: Chrisine Miscione & Nicholas Papaxanthos, as well as my girlfriend & photographer, Allison Chisholm. Below are links to recordings from two separate events:
August 8th 2013 @ Novel Idea Bookstore (Kingston): Nicholas Papaxanthos, Michael e. Casteels, Christine Misione, Jason Heroux.
(With Thanks to Bruce Kauffman)
Finding a Voice on CFRC pt 1.
Finding a Voice on CFRC pt 2.
August 10th 2013 @ Raw Sugar Cafe (Ottawa): Nicholas Papaxanthos, Christine Miscione, Cameron Anstee, Michael e. Casteels
(With Thanks to Cameron Anstee)
Apt. 9 Press
This August Puddles of Sky Press will be on the road with some very good friends. We'll be hosting 4 readings in 4 cities. Click on the links below to check find out details for each event. Hopefully we'll see you there!
Hamilton: August 6th @ Epic Books (226 Locke St. South) 7pm. Casteels, Miscione, Paxanthos & Barwin
Cobourg: August 7th @ Impresario (37 King St. West) 7pm. Casteels, Miscione, Papaxanthos & Ross
Kingston: August 8th @ Novel Idea (156 Princess St.) 7pm. Casteels, Miscione, Papaxanthos & Heroux
Ottawa: August 10th @ Raw Sugar (692 Somerset St. West) 2pm. Casteels, Miscione, Papaxanthos & Anstee
jwcurry & Michael e. Casteels
Ottawa writer/poet/small presser/book fair/reading organizer, and all around nice guy, rob mclennan, has some nice things to say about my new chapbook The Robot Dreams over here: