Poetry Matters | What Legacy? Louis Dudek, creative writing and Creative Writing


McLennan Library Building Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections 4th floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

You are cordially invited to the first winter meeting of “Poetry Matters,” Tuesday, January 29, 3:30-5:30. Our January meeting will be held in collaboration with ROAAr. We envision this group as a space for conversation around poems and their publics. For our January session, the accent falls on Canadian poetry, creative writing, and the work of poet and former McGill Professor Louis Dudek.

Moderator: Karis Shearer, Associate Professor of English, UBC Okanagan

Co-sponsored by Poetry Matters and ROAAr, McGill Library.

Suggestions for upcoming sessions very welcome – and please spread the word to any others who might be interested.

For further information on Poetry Matters, please see




Karis Shearer is Associate Professor of English at UBC's Okanagan campus, where she directs the AMP (Audio-Media-Poetry) Lab and coordinates the Digital Arts & Humanities Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program. From a feminist perspective, her research focuses on literary production in Canada, the literary audio archive, and the modernist poet-professor in Canada. She is the editor of All These Roads: The Poetry of Louis Dudek (WLUP 2008), a co-applicant on the SpokenWeb SSHRC Partnership Grant, and with Deanna Fong, she is currently co-editing the collected works of G. Maria Hindmarch for Talonbooks.

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