VerseFest, Ottawa’s annual festival of poetry from around the world, will be back next in March for its sixth year. The reading series I co-direct, Tree, will be sponsoring narrative poets Caroline Pignat and Pamela Mordecai on Wednesday, March 16. Then on Sunday the 20th, I will be reading as part of the Ottawa Showcase feature. The rest of the program features poetry in English, French and English translation from all over, including appearances by Joseph Komunyaka of the U.S. and Canada’s poet laureate George Elliott Clarke and this year’s Governor-General’s Award winner Robyn Sarah.
The full program is here – http://versefest.ca/year/2016/ – and here are some details about my own reading: