Pivot on January 16: Polyck-O’Neill, Schmaltz + Bernier-Cormier

Tranzac Club - 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7

Pivot January

New year, same fabulous reading series!
To ring in 2019, we’re hosting the first Pivot of the season on Wednesday, January 16th, featuring Julia Polyck-O'Neill, Eric Schmaltz and Dominique Bernier-Cormier.

Julia Polyck-O'Neill is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. Her writing has been published in B.C. Studies, Feminist Spaces, Tripwire, Touch the Donkey, Fermenting Feminisms (a project of the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, curated by Lauren Fournier), The Avant Canada Anthology (WLU Press, forthcoming 2018), and other places. She has published two chapbooks, Everything will be taken away (2018) and f*mm* (2016), both with above/ground press. She currently lives in Toronto, where she is completing her SSHRC-funded PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Eric Schmaltz is the writer of Surfaces, a book of visual poetry and text-art published in May 2018 by Invisible Publishing. His creative work has appeared in periodicals such as The Berkeley Poetry Review, Jacket2, and The Capilano Review and has been featured in galleries in the United States and Canada. Eric’s work was most recently exhibited as part of the symposium for the Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives and teaches in Toronto.

Dominique Bernier-Cormier was born in Quebec but grew up in Moscow, Paris and Beijing. His poems have been shortlisted for Arc’s Poem of the Year Award, a National Magazine Award and The Puritan’s Thomas Morton Prize, and he won the Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Prize in 2017. His first book, Correspondent, was published in fall 2018 by icehouse (Goose Lane Editions). He is currently working on a book of poems about his Acadian ancestor who escaped jail by wearing his wife’s clothes.

Just like last year, meet us in the Tiki Room of the Tranzac Club (an inclusive & accessible venue!). Doors at 8, words at ~8:30. Pivot is generously funded by the Toronto Arts Council and Viewers Like You, so please PWYC (suggested donation $5). As always, Pivot is hosted by Michelle Brown Colistro & Canisia Lubrin.