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Fw: Carleton University Poetry Series reading: Nov 26

Join Master of Ceremonies and host Rob Winger for a Night of Poetry featuring the Modern Poetry Collection housed in the Archives and Research Collections of the Carleton University Library. Listen to poetry readings by poets Michelle Desbarats and Armand Ruffo. View material from the collection while mingling with other poetry enthusiasts from the university and the greater Ottawa community.

The Modern Poetry Collection contains material from Canada’s small press movement (1960s and 1970s) including rare broadsides; first and rare editions of modern and contemporary Canadian and North American poets; and print editions of some of Canada’s “little magazines” like Arc Poetry Magazine—there is something for everyone!

Date: November 26th, 2009
Place: Library Staff Lounge (Room 153, on the lower floor) Carleton University Library, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Time: Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. with event beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information please contact Lloyd Keane, Archives and Research Collections at or call 613-520-2600 x2739. [source]

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  1. “Arc Poetry” a little magazine? There’s nothing little about a publication that finds its way to the PM’s desk every month.

    It’s as institutionalized (& probably subsidized) as it gets, notorious for its lengthy wait-times & virtually no editor feedback. And the quality is usually droll & politically correct to the core.

    “Arc” and “Fiddlehead”, et al will one day be supplanted by the emerging e-page unless they finally stop being the “little elitist” rags they really are.

    There are a lot of fine “little magazines” (like David Fraser’s “Ascent Aspirations” in British Columbia) where young/aspiring poets can send work I’d even recommend sending work to some of the quality international mags (hardcopy and ezine), like Israel’s “Cyclamen and Swords” whose editor Helen Barlev has just received the Senior Poet Laureate distinction in that country.

    If CanLit magazines like “Arc”, “Fiddlehead”, “Antigonish”, et al won’t take the blinkers off, they’ll soon become a thing of the “modernist” past.

  2. it is in quotes, yes. In the archive are the first copies, stapled and photo copied, for small distribution.

    Sometimes things grow and change.

    In Israel
    >Helen Barlev has just received the Senior Poet Laureate

    huh, cool. wonder how it works there. automatically alternating genders as in Canada?

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