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Tuesday, April 22

Brecken Hancock + Camille Martin

Brecken Hancock

Brecken's first poetry collection, Broom Broom, is to be published in 2014

Brecken Hancock’s poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared in  Event CV2 Grain The Fiddlehead , and  Studies in Canadian Literature . She is Reviews Editor for  Arc Poetry Magazine  and Interviews Editor for  Canadian Women in the Literary Arts . Her most recent chapbook,  The Art of Plumbing , came out with above/ground press,   and her first full-length manuscript of poems  Broom Broom  is forthcoming in spring 2014 with  Coach House Books . She lives and  walks dogs  in Ottawa.

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Camille Martin

Camille is the author of four collections of poetry

Camille Martin is the author of four collections of poetry: Looms (Shearsman Books, 2012), Sonnets (Shearsman Books 2010), Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug, 2007), and Sesame Kiosk (Potes & Poets, 2001). Above Ground Press is publishing a chapbook in early 2014: Sugar Beach.


Martin has performed her poetry in over thirty cities in Canada, the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and France. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of New Orleans and a PhD in English from Louisiana State University. She has lived in Toronto since 2005. Her virtual homes are and

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