Poetry: “Cousinage: A Meet Cute” “Acid Trip in a Portapotty” “Cote Saint-Luc Road” Fiction: “Ninety-Nine” Creative Non-Fiction: “Toronto’s (Not So) Jewish Suburbs” Review Essays: “The Terrible Bloom of What We Planted: Three Canadians Confront Israel/Palestine” Review of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am
I’ll be reading some poetry this Thursday, February 2nd, at the amazing knife | fork | book in Kensington Market, along with Jim Nason. Come on out! Doors at 6:30. AARON KREUTER Arguments for Lawn Chairs JIM NASON Touch Anywhere to Begin FEBRUARY 2ND Doors 6:30PM Poetry 7-ish knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market More details here.
Geoffrey Morrison, over at The Rusty Toque, has written a generous review of Arguments For Lawn Chairs. Morrison’s review looks at both my poetry book and David Huebert’s We Are No Longer The Smart Kids In Class. Check it out here!
To welcome my first book of poetry, Arguments for Lawn Chairs, into the world, come on out to the Steady on June 9th, for a night of poetry, music, and celebration! When: June 9th, 2016, 8:30 Where: The Steady, 1051 Bloor Street West Poster: See below
Where Has Inky the Octopus Gone? Or, Animal Intelligence The question on all our minds: where has Inky the octopus gone? Well, Inky’s gone to the Sorbonne. Inky’s just about finished his Proust. Inky’s writing a treatise on the nature of time. Inky just received a SSHRC (Inky’s funding will be adjusted accordingly). Inky’s headed towards Jerusalem to resume negotiations. Inky believes in a binational one-state solution (obviously). Inky just read sixteen books on ethnic cleansing. Inky just saw the video on YouTube showing all the nuclear bombs we’ve set off (so many in the ocean—why?! Why?!). Inky just learned about factory farms. Inky’s had enough. Inky’s decided we’re beyond help. Inky’s decamped from our front lawn. So don’t ask where Inky’s at, because Inky, well, Inky’s gone.
Web Searches That, Thanks to Bill C-51, Will Trigger A CSIS Investigation of You 1. Sweater vests. 2. I found this long gun on the bus, how can I find out who it belongs to? 3. Who is it exactly that’s benefiting from the neoliberalization of the university? 4. The location of today’s peace march. 5. The militarization of our paper money. 6. The militarization of the arctic. 7. Indigenous epistemologies. 8. David Suzuki. 9. What Alberta used to look like. 10. What happened to all the Roma children living in my neighbourhood? 11. The missing and murdered, the missing and murdered, the missing and murdered. 12. Dismantling Canada. 13. The names of trees.
Here’s a poem I wrote for David Huebert, on the occasion of him finishing his comprehensive exams. (For those who are not a graduate student themselves, or whose siblings, partners, roommates, or dog park friends are not graduate students, ABD stands for All But Dissertation). Happy spring! ABD For Dave “Species Panic at the Disco” Huebert Always better Dave. Any butter Dave. Affluent, botulistic Dave. Anything but Dave. Armies bomb Dave. Andromeda beleaguers Dave. Antigone belittles Dave. Aphrodite boffs Dave. Another beatific Dave. Alright, brazen Dave. Address barrenness, Dave? All butterflies Dave!
Hello. As part of the Institute For Things to do With Books’ mandate to participate in things that have to do with books, here is my annual list of books that have piled up on my bedside table. Some of these books have been read through, some (the short story anthologies, certain poetry books) have been dipped into, others have got lost in the shuffle and are as of yet unread. As always, come spring, I’ll reshelve, and start the process all over again. Feel free to contribute your own night table geographies in the comments section. Books are listed from the top of the pile to the bottom Pile A: Happy New Year! And Other Stories by Sholom Aleichem (Translated by Curt Leviant) The Circle Game by Margaret Atwood (Poetry) So Much to Say: Dave Matthews Band 20 Years on the Road by Nikki Van Noy (perhaps the worst book I have ever read) The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (thank you BMV!) 50 Short Science Fiction Tales, Edited by Isaac Asimov and Groff Conklin An Oak Hunch by Phil Hall (Poetry) Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson (BMV again!) February by […]