Tuesday, May 12

Hot Ottawa Voices

Come and Celebrate Tree's 35th Anniversary with Wine and Cake and 2015's Hot Ottawa Voices.

Each year Tree hosts an evening to recognize new and talented upcoming writers.

David Stymeist

D.S. Stymeist teaches poetics, Renaissance drama, and aboriginal literature at Carleton University

D.S. Stymeist  currently teaches poetics, Renaissance drama, and aboriginal literature at Carleton University in Ottawa and has published poems in Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire, Steel Chisel, Ottawater, In/Words, and ByWords. His work recently was featured as the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s Poem of the Month (February). His essays and reviews have appeared in journals such as Studies in English Literature, EIRC, R & R, Cahiers Elisabéthains, College Teaching, Mosaic, and Genre. He is the editor and founder of the micro-press, Textualis, and one of the organizers of Ottawa’s VERSeFest. He grew up as a non-native resident of O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation (South Indian Lake, Manitoba) and is presently revising a collection of poetry entitled Dead Reckoning that explores the intersection of language, culture, and history. He is scheduled to attend the 2015 Sage Hill poetry workshop conducted by Don McKay as well as the Juniper summer intensive workshop with Zach Schomburg.

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Karen Massey

Karen Massey's work include found and erasure poetry

Karen Massey lives in Ottawa, between the canal and the river. Her work has
received prizes and has appeared in print publications and a number of anthologies, including Decalogue: Ten Ottawa Poets (Chaudiere Books). 

Her erasure poetry has appeared in print in publications including Inky Needles, and The Bukowski Erasure Poetry Anthology (Silver Birch Press) and online at sites including Inky Needles, Silver Birch Press, Bywords and
ottawater.

Her second chapbook, Strange Fits of Beauty & Light: Erasure Poems from
Archibald Lampman’s Sonnets is from above ground press (2014).

During National Poetry Month, April 2015, she is one of the official
participants in the PoMoSco project at the Found Poetry Review
(www.pomosco.com).

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Susan Atkinson

Susan's poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Bywords, The Dalhousie Review, Whetstone, The White Wall Review and Room.

Susan J. Atkinson was born and raised in England but now makes her home in Ottawa where her time is shared between writing, teaching Kindergarten and enjoying the accomplishments of her four daughters. Her poems have appeared in literary journals in the U.S. and Canada, including The Antigonish Review, Bywords, The Dalhousie Review, Whetstone, The White Wall Review and Room. 2014 saw the release of her first made-for-TV movie co-written with her filmmaker husband and it also saw the re-print of her highly successful first children's book Where Do Witches Go?” Susan has decided 2015 is all about furiously collating her reams of poetry in the hopes of finally numbering the pages and putting them out as a collection.

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