7 pm, Thursday, Sept 29
Library, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Granville Island, Vancouver
Coast Salish Territories
Ray Hsu is author of Anthropy (Nightwood Editions, 2004, winner of the Gerald Lampert Award) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (Nightwood, 2010). He has published over 125 poems in over 40 journals internationally. He taught writing for over two years in a U.S. prison, and now teaches at UBC, where he collaborates across disciplines, districts, and dinner tables.
Nikki Reimer, poet, curator and artist, is author of the poetry book [sic] (Frontenac House, 2010), shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert award, and the chapbooks that stays news (Nomados Press, 2011), haute action material (Heavy Industries 2011) and fist things first (Wrinkle
Press 2009). Work has appeared inThe Capilano Review, Branch, Dandelion, Poetry is Dead, West Coast Line, Matrix, Front, Prism, Uppercase and BafterC. A second poetry manuscript is in progress. Reimer is interested in inter-disciplinary practice, publishing, mental health issues, animal rights and contemporary poetics.