Our evening of world-class Ottawa poetry continues with Festival favourite Stephen Brockwell.
Stephen has stumbled upon a vault of startling — and non-existent — collections of outrageous poetry. Complete Surprising Fragments of Improbable Books, his fifth full-length collection, draws from this imaginary motherlode, showing the poet at his most incisive, most harrowing, and funniest. Here you’ll find narrative poems from The Big Book of Confessions and Apologies by Self-Aware Addicted Persons, rapturous bureaucratic odes from The Evangelical Handbook for Engineers, and lyric delights of excess from Cantos of the 1%. Let Brockwell take you on a tour of the finest poetry books that never existed! Join us for a reading and on-stage conversation on the ideas behind the words.
Books by participating authors available on-site. A booksigning will follow each event.