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Word Up with Edward Nixon and John Oughton

Tomorrow evening, Edward Nixon and John Oughton will be reading from their latest collections at the January installment of Word Up. The double feature, which includes two Guernica authors, will be kicking off at 7pm at Unity Market (25 Toronto Street, Barrie).

The reading will be free to attend, although donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association are welcome.

Edward NixonEdward Nixon was born and grew up in British Columbia. Since 1984 he has lived in Toronto and is the proud father of a 19-year-old son. Having stumbled inconclusively in the thorny woods of academe, Edward currently toils in the private sector as the founder and Managing Partner of EN Consulting Group, a boutique public outreach consultancy located at the Centre for Social Innovation in downtown Toronto. He has hosted and curated the monthly Toronto reading series Livewords since 2008. He is the author four poetry chapbooks – Nights in the City of the Dead, Arguments for Breath, Free Translation, and Instructions for Pen and InkThe Fissures of Our Throats is his first full collection.


John OughtonJohn Oughton is currently Professor of Learning and Teaching at Centennial College in Toronto. He is the author of four previous poetry collections and close to 400 articles, reviews and interviews. John’s studies include an MA in English Literature, where his teachers included Irving Layton, Frank Davey, Eli Mandel and Miriam Waddington, and no-credit courses at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where he worked with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, William Burroughs and Robert Duncan. John is the facilitator of the Long Dash Poetry Group and runs a micro-press called Sixth Floor. In 2010, Guernica published Oughton’s poetry collection Time Slip.

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