Lunch Poems at SFU | Reg Johanson and Susan McCaslin
Reg Johanson is the author of several books, including Mortify (Standard Ink & Copy 2011), Band of Gypsies (Heavy Industries 2011), Escraches (Left Hand Press 2010), and Courage, My Love (LINEbooks 2006). He is the co-author, with Roger Farr and Aaron Vidaver, of N 49 19.47 – W 123 8.11 (PILLS 2008). Most recently, he edited AKA Inendagosekwe (CUE Books 2013), a collection of critical writing by Anishinaabe poet Annharte. His writing has appeared in numerous journals, including The Capilano Review, West Coast Line, Capitalism Nature Socialism, and XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics. He is the editor of CUE Books and teaches writing and literature at Capilano University, with an anti-capitalist emphasis on decolonization and gender. He lives in Grandview-Woodlands, on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Tsleil Waututh, and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) people.
Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC
Susan McCaslin is the author of eleven volumes of poetry, including her upcoming The Disarmed Heart (The St. Thomas Poetry Series, Toronto, May 2014), poems on the roots of violence and the roots of peace-making. She is Faculty Emeritus of Douglas College in Westminster. Her previous volume, Demeter Goes Skydiving (2012) was short-listed for the BC Book Prize (Dorothy Livesay Award) and the first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award (Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award) in 2012. Her memoir, Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga, is forthcoming through Inanna Press (Toronto, Fall 2014). Susan is nourished by wilderness and by the world’s global mystics and contemplatives of various spiritual traditions. Freed to be a full-time writer since retiring from teaching, she lives in Fort Langley, British Columbia with her husband. Recently, she initiated the Han Shan Poetry Project as part of a successful campaign to protect an endangered rainforest along the Fraser River in British Columbia. www.susanmccaslin.ca