Editor and author John Barton, who has published 10 collections of poetry and six chapbooks, will read from his most recent collection of poems, For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin (Nightwood Editions), as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series Monday.
The reading will take place Oct. 29, from 1 to 2:30pm, in the Paul Delaney Gallery, 320 Bethune College, Keele campus, hosted by the Creative Writing Program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Barton’s work includes: West of Darkness, Hypothesis, Hymn and Balletomane. Co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets, he has won three Archibald Lampman Awards, an Ottawa Book Award, a CBC Literary Award and a National Magazine Award.
Since 1980, his poems have appeared in anthologies, magazines and newspapers across Canada and in the United States, Australia, India and the United Kingdom. He has been writer in residence at the Saskatoon Public Library and at the University of New Brunswick, and has taught at the Sage Hill Writing Experience and at the Banff Centre. From 1985 to 2003, he worked as a librarian, a production manager, a publications coordinator, and an editor for five national museums in Ottawa, where he edited Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada, and, in his spare time, Arc Poetry Magazine.
For more information, visit the Creative Writing Program website.