An Evening Reading with Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack| Saturday 10th June | 7.30pm | Free admission
Resident artist Linda Kemp will be introducing Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack for an evening of poetry readings as part of this years Independent Publishers Book Fair.
Steve McCaffery has been twice nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award and is twice recipient of the American Gertrude Stein Prize for Innovative Writing. He is the author of over 40 books and chapbooks of poetry and criticism. An ample selection of his poetic explorations in numerous forms can be savoured in the two volumes of Seven Pages Missing (Coach House Press), as well as Panopticon, Tatterdemalion (Veer Books), Alice in Plunderland (Book Thug), Revanches (Xexoxial), and Parsival (Roof). His book-object-concept A Little Manual of Treasonwas commissioned for the 2011 Shajah Biennale in the United Arab Emirates. A founding member of the sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen, TRG (Toronto Research Group) and the College of Canadian Pataphysics, and long-time resident of Toronto, he is now David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the University at Buffalo. Born in Jessop’s Hospital Sheffield, he is listed, along with John Ruskin, Margaret Drabble, Eric Clapton and Patrick MacNee, as one of the top 100 people who were born or lived in that city.
Karen Mac Cormack is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry. Titles include Quirks & Quillets, The Tongue Moves Talk, At Issue, Vanity Release, TALE LIGHT: New & Selected Poems 1984–2009, and AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013). Her poems have appeared in such anthologies as Moving Borders, Out of Everywhere, Another Language, Prismatic Publics, and have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. An extended interview with her appears in Scott Thurston’s Talking Poetics(Shearsman, 2011). Born in Zambia, of dual British/Canadian citizenship, she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.