About the show
Monday, April 30th, 2012
Hosted by Carmine Starnino, this reading features the work of Darren Bifford, Walid Bitar and the poem "Men" by Anita Lahey. Lahey was unable to make it to the reading, but she was there via Starnino.
Darren Bifford is originally from Summerland, BC. His work has been published in a variety of journals across Canada. He’s also the author of Wolf Hunter, a chapbook published by Cactus Press (2010). Wedding in Fire Country is his first collection of poetry. Darren currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Walid Bitar was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1961. He immigrated to Canada in 1969. His previous poetry collections are Maps with Moving Parts, 2 Guys on Holy Land, Bastardi Puri and The Empire’s Missing Links. He lives in Toronto.
Anita Lahey’s Out to Dry in Cape Breton (Signal Editions, 2006) was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine from 2004 to 2011, she lives in Fredericton, NB.