Jenna Butler is an Alberta-based poet, editor, teacher, and publisher. Her work has appeared in literary magazines, journals and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry has received the Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award and has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the International Salt Prizes (UK). She is the editor of more than thirty collections of poetry in Canada and England, and is the founding editor of Rubicon Press. More →
March 3, 2013
Recent Poetry and an Interview With John Hoppenthaler
I was over in Toronto this past week, launching Seldom Seen Road at the fabulous Art Bar, when I received some exciting poetry news from two different countries.
Salt, a thriving UK publisher I have always deeply admired, started up a new series of literary prizes last year, and I was thrilled to receive notice of being a runner up for Best Individual Poem. View Press Release
While in Virginia last month as a guest poet at the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, I had the great fortune of getting to know John Hoppenthaler, a poet and associate professor at East Carolina University. John was kind enough to publish a selection of poems from Seldom Seen Road at Connotation Press’s Poetry Congeries this month, in addition to an interview he and I conducted over e-mail after Virginia. He’s very kindly asked me to guest edit a feature on Canadian poetry for the press next month, and I’m excited to start putting together a collection of work by stellar Canadian writers to show south of the border!
The poems and interview can be found here.
February 14, 2013
Upcoming Events Spring 2013-Beyond
Tuesday February 26, 2013: Guest poet at the Art Bar, Q Space, Toronto, ON.
March 2013: One of the featured poets at Poetry Congeries, Connotations Press
April 2013: Part of 30 Poets feature by the Literary Press Group of Canada
Saturday April 13, 2013: Poetry Chapbooks course for the Stroll of Poets (Stanley A. Milner Library), Edmonton, AB.
Wednesday April 17, 2013: Launch of Seldom Seen Road (NeWest Press) in Edmonton, AB. Audreys Books, 7 pm.
Monday April 22, 2013: Guest poet at Vertigo Series in Regina, SK.
Wednesday April 24, 2013: Guest poet at the Olive Reading Series, Edmonton, AB.
Thursday April 25, 2013: Poetry Summit opening reader, Edmonton, AB.
Sunday April 27, 2013: Guest poet at City Hall, part of the Edmonton Poetry Festival.
Saturday May 25, 2013: Guest panelist at the Words in 3D Conference, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB.
Saturday June 1: Women’s Words instructor for the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, AB.
Saturday June 29/Sunday June 30, 2013: Guest poet at the Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, Imperial College, London, UK.
Thursday December 19, 2013: Guest poet at the Single Onion Reading Series, Calgary, AB.
March 31-April 14, 2014: Writer in Residence at Cill Rialaig, Ireland.
June/July, 2014: Writer in Residence at The Arctic Circle, Svalbard.