Thurs, Oct 26th, 6pm – 7pm | The ARTS Project, main gallery | 203 Dundas Street, London
Blair Trewartha is the author of two chapbooks: Break In (Cactus Press, 2010) and Porcupine Burning (Baseline Press, 2012). His poetry has appeared in Carousel, Prism, Event, Existere, and Contemporary Verse 2. Currently residing in London, Blair is an active member of Poetry London and an editor for Anstruther Press. His debut full-length collection of poetry, Easy Fix (Palimpsest Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 ReLit award, and his poem “Breach” received honourable mention in Arc’s 2016 Poem of the Year contest.
Part rural conduit, part urban primer for the disenfranchised, Easy Fix explores cultural identity with both scepticism and compassion. It’s this symbiosis that distinguishes Trewartha’s poetry and leads his forward in “an entire world with its ducks in a row.” Although he eschews easy answers, Trewartha remains honest and complicit, providing respite for the troubling obsessions that inform our lives. Easy Fix is a sharp, stylish, and sophisticated poetic debut by one of Canada’s best young poets.
Leah Kuiack is a London native. A full-time student at Western University, she’s in her second year of an Honours Specialization in Creative Writing and English. Her writing has appeared multiple times on the Teen Ink website and once in their monthly print magazine. She recently won the Life of Words poetry competition, and her winning poem was published in the Life of Words Anthology 2016. You can find more of her writing on Facebook, Twitter (@leahkuiack_), and Instagram (@lkuiackpoetry).