Bowen Island Poetry Salon with Allan Briesmaster and Clara Blackwood

Posted on June 8, 2009


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POETRY READING/SALON with visiting poets Allan Briesmaster and Clara Blackwood

Please join us for a lovely evening of stellar verse with father and daughter poets Allan Briesmaster and Clara Blackwood from Ontario.

09 June 2009
19:30 – 23:00
Josef & Heather’s place
Bowen Island, BC
hshaley at

Allan Briesmaster is a freelance editor and publisher, and the author of ten books of poetry, including Interstellar (Quattro Books, 2007). He was centrally involved in the weekly Art Bar Poetry Reading Series in Toronto from 1991 until 2002. As an editor Allan has been instrumental in producing more than 70 books of poetry and non-fiction since 1998. Last year he co-edited the 256-page anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era for Seraphim Editions. Allan lives in Thornhill, Ontario
with his wife Holly, a visual artist with whom he has collaborated several times.

Born and raised in Toronto, Clara Blackwood has been writing poetry for 15 years. Her first poetry collection, Subway Medusa (2007), is the inaugural book in Guernica Editions’ First Poets Series, which showcases first books by poets thirty-five and under. From 1998 to 2004, Clara ran the monthly Syntactic Sunday Reading Series at the Free Times Café in Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in such magazines as the Hart House Review, Misunderstandings Magazine, Surface & Symbol and Carousel.

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