Nov
3
Thu
LPG Reading Series: Romantic @ Memorial University
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mark Callanan will be reading from his poetry collection, Romantic (October 12, 2021), for the LPG Indie Reading Series. The event will take place at Memorial University on Thursday, November 3.

Time and details TBA.

Get your copy of Romantic here!

ABOUT ROMANTIC

Shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry

A CBC Best Canadian Poetry Book of 2021

Drawing on Arthurian myth, the Romantic poets, the ill-fated “Great War” efforts of the Newfoundland Regiment, modern parenthood, 16-bit video games, and Major League Baseball, these poems examine the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, both as individuals and as communities, in order to explain how and why we are the way we are. At its heart, Romantic interrogates our western society’s idealized, self-deluding personal and cultural perspectives.

ABOUT MARK CALLANAN

Mark Callanan is the author of two previous poetry collections, Gift Horse (Véhicule Press, 2011) and Scarecrow (Killick Press, 2003), as well as two poetry chapbooks, Skylarking (Anstruther Press, 2020) and Sea Legend (Frog Hollow Press, 2010). He was a founding editor of the St. John’s-based literary journal Riddle Fence, and co-edited The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry (Breakwater Books, 2013). He lives in St. John’s with his wife, poet and critic Andreae Callanan, and their four children.