Lunch Poems at SFU | Kevin McNeilly and Leah Horlick
Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC
Kevin McNeilly’s poetry engages with performance, improvisation, media and counter-public space. His collection Embouchure (Nightwood Editions, 2011) traces a genealogy of early jazz trumpeters, while a recent chapbook and cd, Ammons: A Sheaf of Words for Piano (2015), sound the conflicted emergence of boogie woogie. He grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia, but has called Vancouver home for over two decades. He teaches at the University of British Columbia. More can be found at kevinmcneilly.ca.
Leah Horlick is a poet from Saskatoon, currently living on Unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver. Her first book, Riot Lung, was shortlisted for a ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her new book, For Your Own Good, focuses on surviving and raising awareness of sexual violence in the queer community. One of Leah's favourite projects is co-organizing REVERB – Vancouver’s only anti-oppressive queer reading series – with her dear friend Esther McPhee.