Writers Read with Daphne Marlatt and Erin Mouré

On Friday night I attended another Writers Read at Concordia University, this time with Erin Mouré, who read brilliant dog poems (or poems with dogs in them), and Daphne Marlatt who read from her Sveva poems, among others.

They were both in a (language) league of their own. You could practically fold the poems and touch the words with your fingers.

The materiality was intense. It was historic pas-de-deux.

Daphne said: “language has an energy of its own if we only listen to it,” and also, “if you’re not discovering something in the poem, the poem is dead.”

More on the Italian-Canadian painter here.

I’m glad Sina is organizing these events.



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