“Even on colour TV/ his mother’s face/seemed only black and white” –Norma West Linder*
Eight Canadian contributors to the California-based anthologiesLUMMOX, Number Threeand LUMMOX, Number Fourwill be sharing their work at "October Poetry Blast", a special public event, Sunday, October 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Admission is free.
Canadian contributors of the California-based anthology LUMMOX will be reading in Hamilton on Sunday, October 18, 2015.
Readers (in alphabetical order) include: James Deahl(Sarnia); Jennifer L. Foster(Hamilton); David Haskins(Grimsby); Debbie Okun Hill(Sarnia); Donna Langevin(Toronto); Norma West Linder(Sarnia), Michael Mirolla(Oakville) and DeborahMorrison (Hamilton).
Organizer and well-known Canadian poet James Deahlwill also be reading from Unbroken Lines(Lummox Press, 2015), a new collection of poetic prose written by Deahl between 1990 and 2015.
This is the fourth LUMMOXreading in Canada. TwoLUMMOX, Number Threereadings (one in Sarnia and one in Hamilton) were held in the spring. Last month, ten Canadian contributors read from LUMMOX, Number Fourin Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Additional readings are being planned for North Bay and Toronto.
Several Canadian contributors to LUMMOX gathered in Sarnia last month. They included (back row, left to right) Rhonda Melanson, Joe Farnia, David Haskins, Debbie Okun Hill, James Deahl, Michael Mirolla and Denis Robillard (front row, left to right) Jennifer L. Foster, Lynn Tait and Venera Fazio
Edited by American poet RD Armstrong, LUMMOX, Number FOURfeatures the work of over 160 poets from 46 of the United States, Canada, the U.K., Albania, Denmark and Sweden.
Additional Canadian contributors include: Ronnie R. Brown, Fern G. Z. Carr, Joseph A. Farina, Venera Fazio, Katherine Gordon, Richard M Grove, Ellen S. Jaffe, Laurie Kruk, Donna Langevin, John B. Lee, Bernice Lever, Rhonda Melanson, Lois Nantais, Denis Robillard, Lynn Tait,andGrace Vermeer.
Deahl is already encouraging poets to submit work for theLUMMOX Number Fiveanthology to be published in 2016.Submissions will open on April 1, 2016.
Information about previous LUMMOXreadings in Canada can be found here,here and here.