Tuesday, February 26

Monty Reid + Nina Berkhout

Monty Reid

If there's a glue that holds Literary Ottawa together, Reid is in the horse hooves.
Monty Reid is an Ottawa writer. His most recent book is Meditatio Placentae (Brick). His mis-translation of Nicolas Guillen's El Gran Zoo forms the basis of an exhibition at Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts in Fredericton this fall, featuring the work of celebrated New Brunswick artist Suzanne Hill. Other recent projects include his long work on life next to Canada's spy agencies, Intelligence, and his celebration of parasites human and otherwise, Host. He is the Director of VerseFest, Ottawa's International Poetry Festival, and Managing Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine.
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Nina Berkhout

Author of five poetry collections and finalist for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award.

Nina Berkhout is originally from Calgary. She is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Elseworlds (Seraphim Editions, 2012) and Arrivals and Departures (Buschek Books, 2010), which was a finalist for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award for the year’s best poetry by a writer living in the National Capital Region. Her work has also been shortlisted for THIS Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt and the John Hirsch Award for most promising Manitoba writer. Berkhout holds a degree in Classical Studies from the University of Calgary and a Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She currently lives in Ottawa.

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