best canadian poetry 2012 vancouver launch + more!

I'm not quite sure how this happened, but I somehow managed to go from being longlisted for (but not included in) the Best Canadian Poetry 2011 anthology, to reading at the anthology launch with my name looming largest on the poster:

I believe it has something to do with my having the shortest name of anyone in the group. Though *this just in* Evelyn "same number of letters in her name" Lau has been added to the bill. Too late for me to have company on the poster, though...

Anyway, I'll be reading my almost-accepted ("not-totally-rejected"?) poem, "Ouchton Bay, Cape Scott, Kwakiutl Territory" (thanks, Prairie Fire, for originally publishing it), along with a poem or two from The Other Side of Ourselves, and one poem actually included in the anthology, Al Rempel's "We Love Bananas" (because, well, how can one resist a title like that?). It should be a great evening.

The details, in case you don't like looking at posters:

Best Canadian Poetry 2012 Vancouver Launch
Saturday, February 4th, 7 - 9 PM
W2 Media Cafe
111 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Evelyn Lau, Marita Dachsel, Onjana Yawnghwe, Warren Dean Fulton, Daniela Elza, Timothy Shay and Rob Taylor

Also, if you're looking for something to do on Friday night, Event, Prism and Poetry is Dead are co-hosting a party at Project Space. Marita Dachsel will be there, again, along with Garry Thomas Morse. There will be a DJ and... are you ready for it?... cake! The details:

Prism is a Dead Event
Friday, February 3rd, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Project Space
222 E Georgia Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Marita Dachsel and Garry Thomas Morse
$5 (suggested donation), $15 for a copy of all three magazines!

See you this weekend?


daniela elza said...

Rob, you can add Evelyn Lau to the Feb. 4th reading. She will be able to make it.
Thanks for posting.

daniela elza said...

I somehow knew you will pick "i love bananas"
so I did not claim it. :-)

Rob Taylor said...

Yes, it's well known that I go bananas at every possible opportunity.

I've added the info about Evelyn - thanks!

Pearl said...

good to be long-listed with ya. have a great reading!

Rob Taylor said...

Thanks, Pearl.

All us long-listers should have a launch where a host introduces us and the titles of our poems, but then no one gets up to read anything. ;)

daniela elza said...

he he
calling once
calling twice

daniela elza said...

and what of those that are not in it? Not even name calling...:-)

Rob Taylor said...

The host just scans the audience, looking at each non-contributor in awkward silence for a moment or two...