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I Found it at the Movies Debuts at Livewords, May 1 @ 7:30 PM

9781550718973_largeIf movies are dreams, then these poems about cinema are the dreams dreamt by the dreams – oneiric experience piled high, deliriously drizzled golden, twizzled sweetly and carried into the dark! Reading them I feel I’m peeling back an extra pair of eyelids. This collection takes you closer to films than you ever been before.
– Guy Maddin, filmmaker

We are pleased to announce that I FOUND IT AT THE MOVIES, edited by Ruth Roach Pierson, will debut at Toronto reading series LIVEWORDS on May 1. Be among the first to hear a fantastic group of contributors from this film poem anthology.

Where: The Black Swan Tavern

Time: 7:30 PM

Readers: Alex Boyd, Sue Chenette, Glen Downie, Catherine Graham, Maureen Hynes, Tanis MacDonald, A. F. Moritz, Blaise Moritz, Jim Nason, Lillian Necakov, Molly Peacock, Jim Smith, Adam Sol, Richard Teleky, Kurt Zubatiuk

Although poetry is one of the oldest art forms and cinema one of the youngest, a symbiosis exists between the two — an interchange of metaphor, rhythm, point-of-view. No surprise, then, that so many contemporary poets write about film and the magnitude of its effect on modern life. Featuring work by some of the most acclaimed poets writing in Canada today (and three from the USA), I Found It at the Movies includes poems inspired by the full range of cinematic history — from silent films to blockbusters, from neo-realism to cartoon, from Fred Astaire to vampires, and from all around the world. Entering this collection is an experience as beguiling as a trip to the movies itself. Among the poets included: Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Michael Ondaatje, Steven Heighton, David W. McFadden, Karen Solie, Marilyn Bowering, Julie Bruck, Stephanie Bolster and Ken Babstock. For more information the book, please click here.

Posted in Poetry, Readings.