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Announcing: Dane Swan as Open Book Toronto’s February Writer in Residence

dane swanDane Swan (Bending the Continuum, Guernica Editions) is Open Book’s February 2014 Writer in Residence! Visit Dane’s WIR page to read his blog and his interview with Open Book and to check out his reading and website recommendations.

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Dane Swan is a Bermuda-raised, Toronto-based internationally published poet, writer and musician. His first collection,Bending the Continuum was launched by Guernica Editions in the Spring of 2011. The collection was a recommended mid-summer read by Open Book: Toronto. In 2013 Dane was short listed for the Monica Ladell Award (Scarborough Arts) for his poem “Stopwatch.”

The poems in Bending the Continuum are slave to no genre. Science-fiction, alternative realities, and time are fluid. Form, voice and space in this collection borrow from multiple canons. Dane’s first book is equal parts Can-lit, Harlem Renaissance, the Caribbean oral tradition known as Griotism, Roddenberry, hip-hop and dark-humour.

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