Jerome Dodds grew up in Orono, Ontario, Canada. He is the winner of the 2006 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the 2007 CBC Literary Award for poetry. His first collection of poems, Crabwise to the Hounds (Coach House Books, 2008), was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Gerald Lampert Award, and won the Trillium Book Award for poetry. His most recent book is the Poetic Edda. He is a poetry editor at Coach House Books.
Jeff Latosik is the author of Tiny, Frantic, Stronger, a collection of poems that won the 2011 Trillium Award for poetry. His work has been published in Hazlitt, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, This Magazine, The Literary Review of Canada, and The Malahat Review. He will release a new collection Safely Home Pacific Western with Goose Lane Editions via their Ice House Imprint in March 2015. He teaches English at Humber College.
Mark Jordan Manner's stories have appeared in PRISM international, Grain, EVENT, Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, and others. He is the author of the comic zine You Are Someone Who Exists, and recently completed his first novel, tentatively titled Most Perfect Things About People.
Peter Mathewson is a handsome genius. He writes mostly to impress the lovely blue betta fish named Vito who lives on his desk and watches him — what will satisfy Vito? A great novel, perhaps. Or maybe Vito's expectations are simpler: a few niblets of dehydrated salmon, deposited daily. Just to be on the safe side, Peter is currently looking to furnish him with both.
Doors at 7:30. Readings at 8:00. The Steady Cafe & Bar [1051 Bloor St. W.]