Friday, June 24th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ Chapters (South), 1037 Wellington Road, London.
Andreas Gripp is the author of 21 books of poetry, including Selected Poems 2000 – 2016 (Harmonia Press). His book Anathema was shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry in 2010. He presently works at the Goodwill Bookstore and lives in London with his wife Carrie Lee and their two cats.
Selected Poems 2000 – 2016 is a single-volume compilation of Gripp’s poetry gleaned from his trilogy of books Anathema, Perennial, and Apocrypha, as well as new work penned in the past year. Writing in accessible and rhythmic verse, Gripp deals with past love and a new marriage as well as themes of urban life, nature and spirituality, often using an assortment of fictional characters and events based on authentic happenings.
Koral Scott is originally from Brantford. She holds an Honours degree in English from Western University, organizes and promotes London Open Mic Poetry events, and has edited for The Rusty Toque. Her poetry has appeared in Conpareo. As one in a quartet of young poets writing out of Western University, Scott was a featured reader at London Open Mic Poetry Night on February 5th, 2014.