Stevie Howell to read from second poetry collection at Dec. 4 Canadian Writers in Person lecture


Irish-Canadian writer, critic and editor Stevie Howell will read from a new and highly anticipated second poetry collection, I left nothing inside on purpose (McClelland & Stewart), on Dec. 4 as part of York University’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series. I Left Nothing Inside on Purpose book cover

Howell is the poetry editor at THIS Magazine, and is an MFA candidate in creative writing at NYU. Howell’s first collection of poetry, Sharps, was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Howell’s poetry and literary criticism has garnered international attention, appearing in many U.S., Canadian and overseas publications.

The Hawaiian surf, the neuropsychologist’s lab, the deliriums of social media and the recovery room. From geology to theology, lyric pain to the contemplative mind of the quasi-saint, I left nothing inside on purpose is a deeply affecting, glittering analysis of who we are when we claim to be ourselves in the world.

Canadian Writers in Person is a for-credit course for students, presented by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS). It is also a free-admission event for members of the public. All readings take place at 7 p.m. on select Tuesday evenings in 206 Accolade West Building, Keele Campus.

Other presentations scheduled in this series include:

Jan. 15: Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square, Random House

Jan. 29: Kerri Sakamoto, Floating City, Random House

Feb. 12: Kim Fu, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, HarperCollins

March 6: Katerena Vermette, The Break, House of Anansi Press

March 19: David Chariandy, Brother, Penguin Random House

Canadian Writers in Person is a course offered by the Culture and Expression program in the Humanities Department in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. For more information, contact Professor Gail Vanstone at