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May 2, Peterborough

Curated
5-203 Simcoe Street,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 2H6

Christine Miscione
Michael e. Casteels
Andrew Nurse
Justin Million

Reading at 3pm
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May 3rd Hamilton

LitLive
Homegrown Hamilton
27 King William St.
Hamilton ON

Michael e. Casteels
Nicholas Papaxanthos
Ariel Gordon
Andrew Forbes
Valerie Nielsen
Kate Marshall Flaherty
Patrick Friesen

Reading at 7:30pm
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May 4th, Guelph

The Bookshelf
41 Quebec Street,
Guelph, ON
N1H 2T1

Christine Miscione
Michael e. Casteels
Sarah Richardson
Bieke Stengos

Reading at 7:30pm
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May 5th, Toronto


Boneshaker Reading Series
1748 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario
M6N 1J3

Christine Miscione
Michael e. Casteels

Reading at 7pm
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Why Poetry?

04/06/2015

 
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Last week I was asked to contribute to The Whig Standard's 'AboutBooks' section. This column asked a few Kingston poets what poetry means to each of us, or more simply: Why Poetry? Here is my response:

Poetry transports me in a way no other writing can. I approach the writing of a poem with only a vague notion of what it will become, the possibilities being endless: a thousand page epic or a single letter on an otherwise blank sheet of paper. When I write, I’m never certain what will show up next. Sometimes it’s a delightful surprise, like a visit and old from friend who’s been lost at sea. Sometimes it’s startling, a shark in the bathtub. There are times when I finish a poem and something entirely unexpected has happened: a goldfish has appeared, swimming around my head. I wonder, where did that goldfish come from? It certainly wasn’t there when I began writing, or if it was, it was lost in the ether, oscillating between dimensions, and I’m just one of the chosen, the blessed, lucky enough to have caught a glimpse.

 
 
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Two Chapters Toward an Epic offers two new prose poems from an ongoing prose poetry novel by Michael e. Casteels.

Only $2.00 + shipping

Check out the Chapbooks page to order a copy.

This mini-chapbook is also being sent out free with all orders of $15.00 or more.

 
 
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Puddles of Sky Press is proud to have published this single-poem chapbook by Kingston poet, Bruce Kauffman.

Look for it around town. Sent out free with any other Puddles of Sky Press order.

4 pages. Saddle-Stitched
Binding.

The Artel is a live-in artist-run gallery, venue and collective committed to fostering artistic growth by providing emerging artists with a supportive and stimulating environment. Since 2009 The Artel has been a home to Poetry @ The Artel, an open mic reading which has run on a continuous monthly basis. In January 2015 The Artel was given notice that their lease would not be renewed, and are to be out of the location at 205 Sydenham St. by April 30th. Though The Artel hopes to find a new location, this space will be sorely missed to all who have felt the magic of poetry, stories, music and community that have filled its walls.


 
 
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illiterature., a journal of minimalist, surreal, and visual poetry is now available online. This issue features poetry by: Cameron Anstee, Sarah Burgoyne, Jaime Forsythe, Phil Hall, Marshall Hryciuk, Chris Michaud, Gustave Morin, Stephen Nelson, Brent Raycroft, Stuart Ross, & Robert Swereda.

Check out the CHAPBOOKS page to order your copy.

 
 
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I'm happy to announce that Puddles of Sky Press Chapbooks are now available in Peterborough, which seems fitting, as Peterborough was the city of PoS's birth.

Check out Curated
located at:

5-203 Simcoe St., Peterborough, ON, K9H 2H6
705-917-3630 curated.peterborough@gmail.com

and find out more about the shop at:

Curated's tumblr site
or 
Curated's facebook
page


 
 
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Puddles of Sky Press is pleased to announce that our fall titles are available to order online.

Chicken Scratch
by David Alexander

The Magistrate's Glass Figures & Other Tales
by Katherine Romba
illustrated by Heather Smith

check out the Chapbooks page to order!

 
 
 
 
Puddles of Sky Press is pleased to announce the spring titles are now available to order! check out the CHAPBOOKS page to find out more.

aftermaths by LeRoy Gorman. Part minimalist poetry, part visual, and part mathematical equation.

Nice Haircut, Fiddlehead by Stuart Ross. A real surprise bag of a chapbook, inside you'll find a sonnet, a prose poem, a list poem, a poem with a single word for each line, an elegy, a lament, a translation of a translation, and a whack of other wonderful poems.

sorrow is to row by Michael e. Casteels. A single typewritten poem with hand-stamped covers. After bpNichol. Only 26 copies.

 

Two Videos

04/09/2014

 
On April 1st I was invited to read at the opening reception for a Visual Poetry Exhibit called TEXTual ARTivity in my hometown of Cobourg, Ontario. I'm always amazed at the turnout at poetry events in Cobourg. For such a small town it's got an incredible poetry scene. These two videos were filmed, mixed, edited, and posted by Wally Keeler. Many, many thanks to Wally, and to everyone on the Poetry in Cobourg Spaces Committee.