Archive for January, 2009

The Velocity of Escape Reviewed

The Velocity of Escape has been reviewed by Wally Keeler on his Poetency and Apoetasy blog.

Wally writes that “Johnstone is peculiarly armed with an M.Sc. in Reproductive Physiology which inhabits his vision and displays itself throughout this volume. He has an uncanny ability to extract and examine our human predicament from his unique residence in the unit verse.”

See the entire review at http://poetency.blogspot.com/2009/01/velocity-of-escape-by-jim-johnstone.html

 

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January 31, 2009 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Misunderstandings Magazine Issue 11

The MM team is currently putting the finishing touches on Issue #11.

The official launch will be run in association with Edward Nixon’s livewords reading series and will take place at 8 pm on Feb. 6 2009 (Cervejaria, 842 College Street). Featured readers include Camille Martin, Sandy Pool, Blair Trewartha, Aaron Tucker and Myna Wallin.

Here’s a quick preview of the cover:

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January 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Readings

I’ll be giving some readings in Toronto over the next few months. Here are the details:

Feb 10, 8 pm, Art Bar (Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. West) with Jonanne Arnott and Sue Reynolds.

Feb 11, 8:30 pm, Perverse Verse (Cat’s Eye, 150 Charles St. West)

Mar 26, 8 pm, Pivot at the Press Club (850 Dundas Street West).

January 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

The Velocity of Escape Launched!

My first book of poetry, The Velocity of Escape, was launched December 6, 2008 at Bar Italia. Other readers included Claudine Bertrand (The Last Woman), Carole David (The Place Where Your Soul Dwells), Jean-Marc Desgent (Twentieth Centuries) and Desi Di Nardo (The Plural of Some Things). Thanks to Antonio D’Alfonso and Elana Wolff for co-ordinating the event.

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January 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment


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