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Lunch Poems at SFU: March 16

March 16, 2016

FREE Lunchtime readings the third Wednesday of every month featuring well-known and up-and-coming poets.

Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016

Teck Gallery, Main Floor
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St

RYAN FITZPATRICK is a poet and critic living in Vancouver. He is the author of Fortified Castles (Talonbooks 2014) and Fake Math (Snare 2007) and the co­editor (with Jonathan Ball) of Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry (Insomniac 2014). With Deanna Fong and Janey Dodd, he works on the current iteration of the Fred Wah Digital Archive ( He is currently a PhD candidate at SFU where he works on Canadian poetry after the spatial turn.

In Twenty Seven Stings, JULIE EMERSON reimagined the dialogues and demons of men and especially women in the history of war from 506 BCE China to contemporary American drones. Twenty­seven beestings were required to kill an enemy in classical warfare. She has also written The Herons of Stanley Park, with photos, and the illustrated A Hundred Days: a botanical novel, prize­winning haiku and other poetry and novels. She writes and paints on the beaches of Vancouver and Mayne Island.

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Everyone Welcome.
Bring your lunch!