Poetry Reading: Louis Cabri, Jorge Etcheverry, Chris Turnbull

2022 02 Dec
7:00pm - 8:00pm

As daylight contracts towards the winter solstice, join us for an evening of poetry with a trio of talented writers.

When: Friday December 2, 7pm
Where: Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave., Ottawa

Louis Cabri’s poetry books include Hungry Slingshots and Posh Lust, both from New Star Books, Vancouver; Poetryworld, CUE Books, North Vancouver; and The Mood Embosser, Coach House Books, Toronto. Poems currently appear in Some magazine and are forthcoming in The Capilano Review and Hamilton Arts & Letters. He has edited journal special issues, volumes including The False Laws of Narrative: The Poetry of Fred Wah (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), and writes essays on the work of contemporary poetry—by Roy Miki, Catriona Strang, Ron Silliman, among others. He once lived in Ottawa, and with Rob Manery, ran the experimental writing group, which included hole magazine and books. He teaches at the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario.

Jorge Etcheverry Arcaya is a Chilean-born poet, editor, publisher, and translator. He has been living in Canada since the early years of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, where he was a member of the poetry collectives Grupo América and Escuela de Santiago. A highly regarded writer, he has been a key cultural figure and promoter in Latin American and immigrant communities in his adopted country and has continued his prolific literary and editorial work. His texts have been published in various countries and in multiple genres, including poetry, criticism, literary fiction, essays, and science fiction. His latest books are Clorodiaxepóxido (Chile 2017), Canadografía: antología de prosa hispanocanadiense (Chile 2017) and Los herederos (Canada 2018). He has recently contributed to the anthologies Wurlitzer. Cantantes en la memoria de la poesía chilena (Chile 2018), Antología de la poesía chilena de la última década (Chile 2018), Antología mundial: la papa, seguridad alimentaria (Bolivia 2019), and Anthologie de la poésie chilienne, 26 poètes d’aujourd’hui (France 2021). His latest publications in magazines appeared in La Pluma del Ganso (Mexico 2018) and Entre Paréntesis (Chile 2022).

Chris Turnbull is the author of Continua (Chaudiere; Invisible Books), a poetry-play or multi-voice sequence, and [ untitled ] in own (CUE Books). Some recent work includes a collaboration with Elee Kraljii Gardiner in Some and Touch the Donkey, a sequence in UK based Imminent, and a chapbook with Bruno Neiva, Undertones, through Low Frequency Press. Other installation, visual, and literary work can be found online, in books, and within landscapes. She publishes a footpress, called rout/e, whereby poetry is found on trails: etuor.wordpress.com