October 1, 2022

Poetry Reading: Luke Hathaway and Alexandra Oliver – Events in Windsor and Essex County | newswindsoriteDOTca

Join us for an evening of poetry! Luke Hathaway (THE AFFIRMATIONS, 2022) and Alexandra Oliver (HAIL, THE INVISIBLE WATCHMAN) will read excerpts from their latest poetry collections.

about the authors:

Luke Hathaway is a trans poet who teaches English and creative writing at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. He was once a boy and a girl, a bush, a bird, and a dumb fish in the sea. His book Years, Months, and Days was named The New York Times Best Book of 2018. He mentors new librettists as a faculty member of the Choral Composition Lab of the Amadeus Choir and makes music with Daniel Cabena within the rapidly changing ensemble ANIMA.

Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the author of three collections published by Biblioasis: Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway (2013; recipient of the Pat Lowther Memorial Award), Let the Empire Down (2016) and Hail, the Invisible Watchman (2022). His libretto for From the Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King, co-conceived with composer Scott Wilson at the University of Birmingham, was performed by Continuum Music in Toronto in December 2017. Oliver is a former co-editor of Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters (Everyman’s Library/Random House, 2015) and the formalist journal The Rotary Dial. She has performed her work for CBC Radio and NPR, as well as at the National Poetry Slam and numerous festivals and conferences. Oliver holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine and a Ph.D. in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University. She lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband and son.

about the space: wheelchair accessible. no public toilets. mask recommended