& the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University
The Spring 2010 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano University continues on Thursday, March 25th with a reading by Toronto poet and collage artist Camille Martin:
CE 148 @ 11:30
2055 Purcell Way
Camille Martin is the author of Sonnets (Shearsman, 2010) and Codes of Public Sleep (Toronto: BookThug, 2007), in addition to several earlier chapbooks. Her work has been widely published in journals in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She has received numerous grants to further her writing, most recently from the Ontario Arts Council for work on a long poem based on her Acadian/Cajun heritage. She earned an MFA in Poetry at the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. in English at Louisiana State University. Currently she teaches writing and literature at Ryerson University.
plotting unawares the direction of impulse
(which is to say, not plotting at all).
on the verge of pronouncing a shabby
but proud apostrophe. exploiting
bogus entropy to veer off the path wholly
engaged in blended lies and woven
tales. freebasing fiction, hard up
as a blindfolded gambler. desiring
against all the evidence to be duped again
by blinkering syllables as plain as
a bunch of sunflowers peering
through village fog. declaiming a reckless
arabesque to patch up severed
nerve endings with dumb surds.
-- from Sonnets
Roger Farr, Creative Writing Convener