Wed. Jan. 18, 2017:
Michael Prior & Nyla Matuk
Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Rd., London, ON
Events ~ once a month, on Wed. evenings
Readings at 7:30pm
Pre-reading workshops at 6:30pm
Questions? Email us at poetrylondon.ca at gmail.com
or call the Landon Library at 519-439-6240
Michael Prior is a Japanese Canadian writer. A past recipient of Magma's Editors' Prize (2013), Grain's Short Grain Contest (2014), The Walrus's Poetry Prize, and Matrix Magazine's Lit Pop Award, Michael's poems have appeared in numerous journals across North America and the UK. Michael's first chapbook, Swan Dive, was published in 2014 by Frog Hollow Press, and his first full-length collection, Model Disciple, was published in 2016 by Véhicule Press's Signal Editions. Michael holds an MA from the University of Toronto and teaches at Cornell University, where he is completing an MFA in poetry.
Nyla Matuk is the author of two books of poetry: Stranger (Vehicule Press, 2016) and Sumptuary Laws (Vehicule Press, 2012), which was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award, named a National Post best book of poetry in 2012, and a ‘must-read’ book of poetry at CBC Books. She held a Yaddo residency in 2014 and was the 2015 Reynolds Atelier Visiting Artist at McGill University. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, the New Poetries VI anthology (Carcanet, 2015), Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books, 2012), PN Review, The Fiddlehead, CNQ, The Manchester Review, and other journals in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.