A reading by poet Gabe Foreman


Any plans for Friday? Gabe Foreman reads on Friday 24 January, at 8pm, in St Jerome’s 3027. An excerpt from Foreman’s A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People:

“I lifted the needle and walked to the very end of the dock, whipping the (Genesis) album like a Frisbee through the dark. It was shortly before dawn, and now calm. There was no moon and few clouds to keep the constellations from doubling themselves on the lake. Invisible ripples tinkered with the woodwork, and two dogs across the water suddenly stopped communicating. In the silence that bloomed, I saw with European clarity how a person is just a surface, and nothing is worth keeping except what others see reflected there.”

The opening act will be Waterloo undergraduate student Lishni Salgado.

About the feature author:
Gabe Foreman grew up near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is a founding editor of littlefishcartpress, a small poetry press based in Orono, Ontario. His first collection of poems, A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People (Coach House Books), received the 2011 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the Concordia University First Book Prize. His poems have appeared most recently in The Walrus, and have aired on CBC radio (Daybreak). He lives in Montreal.

For more information about the Reading Series, see: canlitkicksass.blogspot.ca

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.


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