Grey Borders Reading Series presents…
Dennis Lee | Leigh Kotsilidis | Matthew Tierney
Friday 21 September 2012
Doors at 7:00 pm
Readings at 7:30 pm
No cover, donations encouraged.
DENNIS LEE is Toronto’s first Poet Laureate, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and his poetry is anthologized and read around the world. He is the author of timeless children’s collections, such as Alligator Pie, and numerous books for adults including Civil Elegies, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His most recent collection of poems is Testament.
MATTHEW TIERNEY is the author of two previous books of poetry. His second, The Hayflick Limit, was shortlisted for a Trillium Book Award. He is a former recipient of the K.M. Hunter Award, and has placed his poems in numerous journals and magazines across Canada. His new book is Probably Inevitable, high-energy poems riddled with wit and legerdemain and jolted by the philosophy and science of time. He lives in Toronto.
LEIGH KOTSILIDIS grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals including The Fiddlehead, Prism international and Prairie Fire; and have been anthologized in publications I.V. Lounge Nights, This Grace and The Hoodoo You Do So Well. In 2009 and 2010 she was selected as a ﬁnalist for the CBC Literary Awards. She is also co-founder of littleﬁshcartpress. Her debut poetry collection is Hypotheticals, a book that American Scientist said represents ‘the best – which is to say, the smartest – in a new kind of poetry, steeped in science, relentlessly questioning its foundation and hardly concerned about where that leaves poetic tradition.’