April is Poetry Month across Canada, a fitting time to have one of PEI’s most esteemed poets as featured reader at the Haviland Club’s Open Mic on April 13.
Brent MacLaine is Professor of English and a 3M Teaching Fellow at the University of Prince Edward Island where he teaches twentieth-century literature. He was born and grew up in Rice Point, to which he returned in 1991 after teaching at universities in Vancouver, Edmonton, China, and Singapore. In addition to numerous articles on modern literature and the literature of Atlantic Canada, he has published four volumes of poetry: Wind and Root) (Vehicule 2000); _These Fields Were Rivers (Goose Lane 2004); Athena Becomes a Swallow and Other Voices from The Odyssey (Goose Lane 2009); and Shades of Green (Acorn 2008), which won both the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Prince Edward Island Book of the Year Award. He has also edited with Hugh MacDonald Landmarks: an Anthology of New Atlantic Canadian Poetry of the Land (Acorn 2001). His fifth collection, A Promontory View, is forthcoming this year.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free or by donation. Readers can sign up at 7 p.m. to read their own poetry or prose, for up to five minutes, to a friendly audience.
Host Dianne Hicks Morrow, PEI Poet Laureate, invites readers to write poems on this year’s poetry month theme, Food and Poetry, to share at this Open Mic.
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