Marc di Saverio and Asa Boxer

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 19:00to21:00
Freestanding Room, 4324 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC, H2W 1Z3, CA

Marc di Saverio and Asa Boxer

Date: 23 October, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: Freestanding Room

Asa Boxer is a poet and critic based in Montréal. Recent books include Etymologies (Anstruther Press, 2016), Friar Biard's Primer to the New World (Frog Hollow Press, 2013) and Skullduggery (Signal, 2011). His debut book, The Mechanical Bird (Signal, 2007), received the Canadian Authors Association Prize for Poetry, and his cycle "The Workshop" won the 2004 CBC/enRoute Literary Award. His work has appeared in collections such as The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry, the Oxford-Poetry Broadside Series, and The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2009 and 2012. His latest chapbook is Field Notes from the Undead (Interludes Press, 2018). Boxer is founder of the globally recognized Montreal International Poetry Prize.

Marc Di Saverio’s poems and translations have appeared in such publications as CNQ, Maisonneuve, Hazlitt, and Partisan. Poet and critic Shane Neilson acknowledged Di Saverio's first book, Sanatorium Songs (Palimpsest, 2010) as one of the most compelling debuts of the last two decades. Di Saverio was recognized among the top ten of the world's finest English language haiku poets in 2011 by Simply Haiku Magazine, and in 2016, Di Saverio was recipient of the City of Hamilton Arts Award For Best Emerging Writer. Ship of Gold: the Essential Poems of Émile Nelligan appeared in 2017 through Montréal’s Véhicule Press. His Crito di Volta: an Epic Hybrid, engaging the topic of mental illness, will appear in 2020.

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