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Art Bar features Elana Wolff and Peter McPhee

Art Bar Features



Elana Wolff

Elana Wolff has taught English as a Second Language at York University and at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She currently divides her time between writing, editing, and designing and facilitating therapeutic community art. Elana’s poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada, the US and the UK, and have garnered awards, including First Prize in the 2011 GritLit Writing Competition and First Prize in the 2013 Echolocation “The Chase” Chapbook Competition. She has published six books with Guernica Editions: a collection of essays titled Implicate Me: Short Essays on Reading Contemporary Poems (2010) and four books of poetry: Birdheart (2001); Mask (2003); You Speak to Me in Trees (2006)–awarded the F.G. Bressani Prize for Poetry; Slow Dancing: Creativity and Illness (2008), a collaborative work with the late Malca Litovitz; and Startled Night (2011). Her most recent book, Helleborus & Alchémille, is a bilingual selected collection published with Éditions du Noroît in 2013.

Peter McPhee

Born and raised in Toronto, Peter McPhee, as a poet, feature reader, producer, facilitator, curator, promoter and occasional host was an integral presence in the city’s living poetry community. His public readings developed a reputation for their music, humour, insight and innovation. He was The Scream In High Park’s artistic director from 1994 to 2000. He is the author of Running Unconscious (Coach House 2000). His live CD The Sound of Filling Hollow is considered a benchmark in Canadian poetry recordings. (Exclaim!). His fifteen year collaboration with guitarist composer Tim Posgate includes the CD In the future of your dream (The Words of Peter McPhee) (2004, He lives in the Slocan Valley in BC where he is currently founding Watershed: a festival of new work.

The Art Bar Poetry Series is now held in the second floor lounge of The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, just east of Broadview Subway Station. With a great stage and sound system, comfy leather armchairs and a full bar at the back of the room, we hope you will join us at our new home!

Click Here for a map to The Black Swan.

As always, The Art Bar is Tuesday nights at 8pm sharp.

Free admission, but we pass the hat for donations.

Most nights there are 10 spots available on the open mic – participants

are restricted to three minutes (one poem).

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