Apt. 9 Press is proud to present a night of poetry readings from William Hawkins and Peter Gibbon. Third reader TBA.
Thursday 25 November 2010
8:00pm Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset St. W.)
Apt. 9 will launch chapbooks from both and the Wm Hawkins Folio.
William Hawkins – Sweet & Sour Nothings
Peter Gibbon – eating thistles
(Backlist titles will also be available for sale)
RSVP at the facebook event listing here.
William Hawkins was born in Ottawa. After side trips to the west coast and Mexico, he resides in the capital, pursuing enlightenment or a reasonable alternative thereto. Hawkins has worked as a truck driver, cook, journalist and musician before settling on the taxi profession as a means of preserving integrity and ensuring near-poverty. He has published seven books of poems, including two selected poems, appeared in numerous anthologies, and seen the release of a double CD of his songs, Dancing Alone. In 1966, he was recognized as one of Ottawa’s “Outstanding Young Men” for his work as a poet and songwriter. Sweet & Sour Nothings is a (re)published “lost book” from 1980.
Peter Gibbon has been living and writing in Ottawa ON for the past seven years, though has now departed for Listowel ON. A longtime editor at In/Words Magazine & Press, a former host of the In/Words Monthly Open-mic series, and recent recipient of an M.A. in Canadian Studies, he is plotting a new little magazine, CONDUIT (due out in Spring 2011). Contact Peter for submission/subscription/publication information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recent chapbooks include Blizzard: Ottawa City Stories (In/Words 2009, with Jeff Blackman), three poems (HORSEBROKE 2009) and eating thistles (Apt. 9 Press 2010).
In other news, Apt. 9 was recently profiled in the Sharpeners section of Broken Pencil alongside Frog Hollow Press. Go buy the magazine! Broken Pencil is one of the few print magazines that takes the chapbook form seriously, support them for supporting all of us.