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The “R’s” Have it - Rona/Rod

Jason Camlot, Gillian Sze

& Janice Tokar


Wednesday, 7:30 PM, 11 June 14

at Pressed Café

750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa


Gillian Sze is the author of The Anatomy of Clay (2011) and Fish Bones (2009), which was shortlisted for the 2009 QWF McAuslan First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in a number of national and international journals, and has received awards such as the University of Winnipeg Writers' Circle Prize and the 2011 3Macs carte blanche Prize. Her latest book, Peeling Rambutan, was published this spring by Gaspereau Press. Originally from Winnipeg, she now resides in Montreal.

Jason Camlot is the author of four collections of poetry, The Debaucher (2008, Insomniac Press) Attention All Typewriters (2005, DC Books), The Animal Library (2001, DC Books), and most recently, What The World Said (Mansfield, 2013).  His critical works include Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic (Ashgate, 2008) and the co-edited collection of essays, Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the Twenty-First Century (Véhicule Press, 2007). He teaches English literature at Concordia University in Montreal.

Janice Tokar's poetry has appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, the Bywords Quarterly Journal, The Peter F. Yacht Club, ottawater and Experiment-O.  

Her first chapbook, Arrhythmia, was published by Above/Ground press in April, 2014. An earlier manuscript of Arrhythmia placed second in the 2012 Tree Press Chapbook Contest.  Jason Heroux, the contest judge, commented: "Janice Tokar's spare, pulsing poems beat with the irregular rhythms of life, death, love and loss, searching for balance in a world where everything always seems slower or faster than it feels."

Originally from Manitoba, Janice resides and works in Ottawa.


Photos taken at the reading by Pearl Pirie.