Monday 29 October 2007

Poets on the road

[Top] The Véhicule manniquen modelling the Signal World Tour T-shirt.
[Bottom] Publishers Simon Dardick and Nancy Marrelli, Asa Boxer, Christopher Patton, George Ellenbogen, and Signal Editions editor Carmine Starnino.

The Signal World Tour--Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal--unfolded this past weekend to celebrate four new books. Four poets in Véhicule's Signal Editions poetry series (edited by Carmine Starnino) opened the tour in Ottawa. A warm crowd at Collected Works on Friday, October 26 welcomed readings by Peter Richardson (Sympathy for the Couriers), George Ellenbogen (Morning Gothic), Asa Boxer (The Mechanical Bird), and Christopher Patton (Ox).

Saturday morning, in Montreal, after a breakfast of St. Viateur bagels (with all the trimmings), the intrepid wordsters headed down the 401 to Toronto for a gala event at the Rivoli (334 Queen W.) to be emceed by Starnino. Joining the aforementioned will be Trillium and Ottawa book prize finalist (for Out to Dry in Cape Breton), Anita Lahey.

The Signal World Tour concludes with the Montreal launching at Ye Olde Orchard Pub (1189 rue de la Montagne) Friday, November 2 at 7pm.

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