Canadian Writers in Person presents poet E. Martin Nolan, March 3

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Still Point coverAs part of York University’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, poet E. Martin Nolan will read from his latest poetry collection, Still Point, on March 3.

The series features 11 authors who will present their work, answer questions and sign books. Canadian Writers in Person is a for-credit course for students. 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.

A poet, essayist and editor, Nolan works at The Puritan and teaches at the University of Toronto (U of T). Born and raised in Detroit, he attended Loyola University New Orleans and U of T. His writing has appeared in Arc, CNQ and CV2, among others. He lives in Toronto.

Nolan’s latest collection of poems, Still Point, examines North America as unified whole and disrupted centre. The poems contrast the calm and tumult of Hurricane Katrina, the deconstruction of Detroit, the financial crisis of 2008 and the BP Gulf oil spill, weaving lyrical sequences and individual pieces into a coherent whole focused on humanity’s relationship to itself and to nature. Still Point tells a story of beauty and horror, and how normalcy stubbornly persists amid history’s arc.

Other presentations scheduled in this series are:

March 17: David Bezmozgis, Immigrant City, HarperCollins

Canadian Writers in Person is a course offered out of the Culture & Expression program in the Department of Humanities in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. For more information on the series, visit, call 416-736-5158, or email Professor Gail Vanstone at or Professor Leslie Sanders at