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Lunch Poems at SFU Harbour Centre

May 9th, 2012

SFU welcomes you to the new lunch poems where they will be hosting lunchtime readings every month featuring well-known and up-and-coming poets.

This month lunch poems @sfu presents: Sandy Shreve and her guest poet Rob Taylor
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 12 noon to 1 pm
Where: Teck Gallery (on main floor), SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

This is a free event. Everyone is welcome. If feasting on words is not enough, feel free to bring your lunch.

Sandy Shreve has published four poetry collections, most recently Suddenly, So Much (Exile Editions, 2005). Recent work has appeared in her chapbook, Cedar Cottage Suite (Leaf Press, 2010), the Literary Review of Canada, Exile, The Windsor Review, and Villanelles (ed. Annie Finch and Marie Elizabeth Mali, Knopf: 2012). A new chapbook, Level Crossing, is forthcoming from The Alfred Gustav Press in fall 2012. Her work is widely anthologized and has won or been short listed for a number of awards, including the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry and the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award.

She co-edited, with Kate Braid, the anthology In Fine Form – The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Polestar, 2005), edited Working For A Living, a collection of poems and stories by women about their work (Room of One’s Own, 1988) and founded BC’s Poetry in Transit program.

Now retired, Sandy has worked as a communications manager (Legal Services Society), departmental assistant (Simon Fraser University, Women’s Studies), secretary (SFU), union coordinator (Association of University and College Employees at SFU), library assistant (Vancouver Public Library) and reporter (Vancouver Sun and Victoria Times Colonist).

Born in Quebec and raised in Sackville, New Brunswick, she lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more about Sandy, visit: www.shreve.shawwebspace.ca

Rob Taylor lives in East Vancouver with his wife, Marta. He is the author of the poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011), the manuscript for which won the 2010 Alfred G. Bailey Prize, and his poems have been published in over forty journals, magazines and anthologies. He is the co-founder and editor of One Ghana, One Voice, Ghana’s first online poetry magazine, and is one of the coordinators of Vancouver’s Dead Poets Reading Series. He blogs at http://rollofnickels.blogspot.com/. To read more about Rob, go to his website: http://roblucastaylor.com/bio.html