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Poetry-Party In Windsor November 25 :: Gustave Morin, Danielle LaFrance, Anahita Jamali Rad


The Department of English & Creative Writing at the University of Windsor is hosting a Poetry-Party Triple-Launch extravaganza, presented with the fine folks at Talonbooks, Juniper Books, and us here at New Star.

Gustave Morin (Gongo Dodan), Danielle LaFrance (#postdildo), and Anahite Jamali Rad (still) will be reading at Chapter Two Brewing Company in Windsor on November 25. Treats and drinks provided, along with a poetry display from Juniper Books.

WHEN: Friday November 25 7:00PM
WHERE: Chapter Two Brewing Company
2345 Edna St, Windsor ON

GUSTAVE MORIN has spent a life carving out his bold and courageous body of work by mounting a singular investigation into the countless idiosyncrasies through which the poetic impulse may be made manifest. This work has found purchase in a host of diverse titles which, taken as a whole, make him one of the more accomplished literary innovators in recent memory, committed to the opposite of whatever the official culture would presume to endorse.

Following the would-be poetics mapped in JUST LIKE I LIKE IT (Talonbooks, 2019) DANIELLE LAFRANCE arrives at thinking and acting from a position where illusions are just that, illusions, and can be destroyed. She authors Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks, 2016) and species branding (Capilano University Editions, 2010). Their fourth poetry project #postdildo thinks and writes through the limitlessness and limitations of sexuality, communication, and desire. They try to live and hate to rent and work on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ peoples.

ANAHITA JAMALI RAD is a text-forward artist currently living, working, and making on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg people of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odama). Jamali Rad’s work is founded on techno-materialist histories of dominant ideologies, class struggle, desire, place, displacement, silence, negation, and the void. They run House House Press with David Bradford and their most recent collections of poetry are still (Talonbooks, 2021) and for love and autonomy (Talonbooks, 2016). For more see