Dane Swan - Wild Writers


October 1, 7 pm
Poetry Jazz Cafe,
224 Augusta Avenue

Two great features and 12 spots on the open mic! Open mic poets, first 12 to sign up, no reserved spots--bring an original poem of 3 minutes or less. Feel free to make announcements and hawk your books and CDs. Snacks will be provided. Hear some fantastic poets!

This month's features:

Dane Swan: Starting his career as a slam poet, Dane has carved out a career as a critically acclaimed and respected author of four books, including both poetry collections and short fiction. The Bermuda born, Toronto based author and editor’s second book, A Mingus Lullaby was a finalist for the Trillium Book Prize for Poetry in 2017. Also a longtime musician and songwriter, Dane combines his talents with multi-arts collective MXTP_CLTRS.

Pat Connors first chapbook, Scarborough Songs, was published by Lyricalmyrical Press in 2013, and charted on the Toronto Poetry Map. Part-Time Contemplative, his second chapbook with Lyricalmyrical, was published in 2016. He contributed 18 poems to Bottom of the Wine Jar, published by SandCrab Books in 2017. Other past publications include The Toronto Quarterly, Spadina Literary Review, and Sharing Spaces, a joint project of York University and Antares Publications. He has recently been accepted for publication by Blue Collar Poetry, Lummox 8, and Tamaracks, an anthology of Canadian poets released this spring in Long Beach, California, as well as all over Ontario. He is a manager of the Toronto chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change.