Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jacob Scheier and John B Lee Reading Wednesday Nov 25, 2009 (London, Ontario)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Road, lower level
London, ON

Wed. Nov. 25, 2009
Jacob Scheier is a Toronto born poet and journalist, currently living in New York City. His debut poetry collection, More to Keep us Warm (ECW Press), won the 2008 Governor General's Award. Scheier's poems have also appeared in several literary journals, including Descant and Rampike. He is the former head editor of Existere, York University's literary journal, and he is currently a regular contributor to the Toronto alternatively weekly, Now, and to the NYC progressive newspaper, The Indypendent.

Wed. Nov. 25, 2009

In 2005 John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford. He has also been named Honourary Life Member of The Canadian Poetry Association. A recipient of over sixty prestigious international awards for his writing, he is the only two-time recipient of the People’s Poetry Award, the 2006 winner of the inaugural Souwesto Orison Writing Award (University of Windsor), and the 2007 winner of the Winston Collins Award for Best Canadian Poem. He has well-over fifty books published to date and is the editor of seven anthologies, including two best-selling works: That Sign of Perfection: poems and stories on the game of hockey (Black Moss, 1995); and Smaller Than God: words of spiritual longing (Black Moss, 2001). His work has appeared internationally in over 500 publications, and he has read his work in nations all over the world including South Africa, France, Korea, and Cuba. He lives in Port Dover, Ontario, where he works as a full-time author.

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