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Ryan continues to be Gold, Dark, Crabwise & Hypothetical

May 24, 2016

The following Tuesday 7 June, at 7pm at the Port Credit Branch Library, I’ll be reading again with Jeramy Dodds, Leigh Kotsilidis and Katherine Leyton. After the reading we’ll head to the Pump House Grille, just a couple minutes up the road.

POETRY NIGHT
PORT CREDIT LIBRARY

20 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga
(25 minutes by GO from downtown Toronto, 5 minute walk from GO station)

JERAMY DODDS’s first collection of poems, Crabwise to the Hounds, won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His poems have won the CBC Literary Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award. He holds an MA in Medieval Icelandic Studies.

LEIGH KOTSILIDIS is a poet and visual artist based in Montreal. She is the co-founder of Littlefishcart Press, Fish Quill Poetry Boat, and Scientists for Love. Her first full-length poetry collection, Hypotheticals, was published in 2011 by Coach House Books; and her most recent art exhibition, Lady Into Fox, was on display at the Redpath Museum, Montreal. She currently works as Managing Editor for Vallum magazine.

KATHERINE LEYTON’s poetry and non-fiction have appeared in numerous publications in Canada and abroad. Her debut collection of poetry, All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, was published by icehouse/Goose Lane in March 2016. In the summer of 2014, Katherine was the inaugural Writer-in-Residence at the Al & Eurithe Purdy A-Frame in Prince Edward County. A native of Toronto, she now lives in Ottawa. You can check out her work at katherineleyton.com.

RYAN VAN WINKLE is a poet, live artist, podcaster and critic living in Edinburgh. His second collection, The Good Dark, won the Saltire Society’s 2015 Poetry Book of the Year award. His poems have appeared in New Writing Scotland, The Prairie Schooner, The American Poetry Review, AGNI and Best Scottish Poems 2015. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship in 2012 and a residency at The Studios of Key West in 2016. As a member of Highlight Arts he has organized festivals and translation workshops in Syria, Pakistan and Iraq.

After the reading, please join us at:
Pump House Grille
40 Lakeshore Road E, Mississauga
(2 minute walk from Library)

Ryan is one of 4 Poets Getting Gold, Dark, Crabwise & Hypothetical

May 23, 2016

I’ll be in Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday 5 June for 4 Poets Get Gold, Dark, Crabwise & Hypothetical, alongside Jeramy Dodds, Leigh Kotsilidis and Katherine Leyton. It starts at 7.30pm at The Garnet, 231 Hunter St West. Hope to see you there.

We are 4 poets, born and raised in different places, but with three things in common: we all love poems, pints and Peterborough!

Come indulge with us in our overlapping loves!

JERAMY DODDS’s first collection of poems, Crabwise to the Hounds, won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His poems have won the CBC Literary Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award. He holds an MA in Medieval Icelandic Studies.

LEIGH KOTSILIDIS is a poet and visual artist based in Montreal. She is the co-founder of Littlefishcart Press, Fish Quill Poetry Boat, and Scientists for Love. Her first full-length poetry collection, Hypotheticals, was published in 2011 by Coach House Books; and her most recent art exhibition, Lady Into Fox, was on display at the Redpath Museum, Montreal. She currently works as Managing Editor for Vallum magazine.

KATHERINE LEYTON’s poetry and non-fiction have appeared in numerous publications in Canada and abroad. Her debut collection of poetry, All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, was published by icehouse/Goose Lane in March 2016. In the summer of 2014, Katherine was the inaugural Writer-in-Residence at the Al & Eurithe Purdy A-Frame in Prince Edward County. A native of Toronto, she now lives in Ottawa. You can check out her work at katherineleyton.com.

RYAN VAN WINKLE is a poet, live artist, podcaster and critic living in Edinburgh. His second collection, The Good Dark, won the Saltire Society’s 2015 Poetry Book of the Year award. His poems have appeared in New Writing Scotland, The Prairie Schooner, The American Poetry Review, AGNI and Best Scottish Poems 2015. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship in 2012 and a residency at The Studios of Key West in 2016. As a member of Highlight Arts he has organized festivals and translation workshops in Syria, Pakistan and Iraq.

Five poems in translation in Exit Revue de Poésie

May 22, 2016

13240613_1059128557494886_3107185767143300520_nI have five poems translated into French in issue no.83 of Exit – Revue de poésie, the Montréal-based francophone poetry magazine. They are ‘The Flood’, ‘The Apartment’, ‘Window, Not Sky’, ‘Summer Nights, Walking’, and ‘Untitled (Lincoln)’.

Ryan in Montréal for un Soirée Québec-Écosse

May 19, 2016

I’ll be performing at the Festival de la Poésie de Montréal with a cohort of Edinburgh-based pals — Jennifer Williams (accompanied by James Iremonger), Rachel McCrum and Peter Mackay, alongside Québecois poets Stéphane Despatie, Ian Ferrier, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Jonathan Lamy and Samuel Mercier.

It’s happening at 9pm on Thursday 2 June at Maison des écrivains (3492, avenue Laval, Montréal). If you’re in the Montréal environs, it’d be awesome to see you there.

Ryan and John Giorno interviewed

April 28, 2016

Lovely interview with the Miami New Times in the run up to our event tonight at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, covering Giorno’s career as a beat poet and his awesome Dial-a-Poem service. Give it a read!

Ryan is part of Far Yella at Leith Dockers Club

April 22, 2016

Really excited to be bringing you a new Edinburgh artists’ collective, Far Yella, and our first event at Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy Street, at 7pm on Sunday 24 April. It’s going to be an amazing evening, it’s just £5 for an array for incredible words and music, and I hope to see you there.

An evening of entertaiments presented by ‘Far Yella’ (a new collective featuring Faith Eliott, Hailey Beavis, Mario Cruzado, Reuben Taylor, Ryan Van Winkle, Sam Siggs & Supermoon).

There will be:

Music + Poetry + Bingo + Bread + Jumble Sale + DJs + Shit Magic (among other wonders)

Where: Leith Dockers Club — 17 Academy St, Edinburgh EH6 7EE
When: 24 April, 7pm
How Much: 5 quids

Guests include:

– “2 Man(l)y DJs” (Dai Jones & Martin Mckenna)
https://www.mixcloud.com/daijones77128/mix-certified-sick-perfection-mix/

– Joining the Poetry BINGO:
Tessa Berring, David Stavanger, Alicia Sometimes, Mandy Kahn, Calum Rodger, Jennifer Lynn Williams, Eleanor Lim, Mario Petrucci, Nick-e Melville

– Suited & Booted: a car boot sale with an indescribable difference. (Abby Joyce & Dai Jones) https://www.facebook.com/Suited-Booted-198019293700804/?fref=ts

++++ much much more!

The Good Dark reviewed by John Field

April 12, 2016

Interesting review by John Fields over at Poor Rude Lines, featuring Depeche Mode, 50 Shades of Grey, Romeo & Juliet. Have a read!

Ryan has Nothing But the Poem in Key West

On Thursday 12 May I’ll be at The Studios of Key West, Florida, facilitating a session of the reading group Nothing But the Poem. Hope to see you there!

Nothing But the Poem with Ryan Van Winkle

Students will read a handful of poems and discuss them with a focus on feeling comfortable talking about and feeling poetry. They are fun, lively, accessible discussions for anyone interested in books or writing.

What is it?
* We read a poem
* We discuss the poem
* Only the poem we’ve read.
* No Jargon
* No experience needed
* Nothing to fear
* Nothing but the poem.

Details & Links

Class Price: $40/35 mbrs

Class Times: 6-8pm

Address: 533 Eaton Street

Ryan in Miami with John Giorno & Obsolete Media Miami

April 11, 2016

On Thursday 28 April I will be in Miami, Florida at the Institute of Contemporary Art, reading at O, Miami alongside poet and performance artist John Giorno. If you’re in the Sunshine State, come say hey!

ICA Miami and O, Miami presents poet and performance artist John Giorno. Star of Andy Warhol’s seminal film Sleep (1963) and collaborator with everyone from William S. Burroughs to Robert Moog to Patti Smith, Giorno has been at the center of experimental American art for six decades.

Giorno’s reading is preceded by a reading by poet Ryan Van Winkle and a special presentation by Miami’s own Obsolete Media Miami, the film and slide based archive curated by artists Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer.

7pm – Reception & viewing of slides & films, presented by Obsolete Media Miami
8-9pm – Reading

What: O Miami, with John Giorno, Obsolete Media Miami and Ryan Van Winkle
When: Thursday 28 April, 7-9pm
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 4040 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL.

[LineBreak] Paula Meehan: People Make The Songs

April 10, 2016

Season 1 of The Link Break comes to an end and our special guest is Paula Meehan, an Irish poet and playwright. Paula’s work is much translated and celebrated; among the prizes she has won are The Martin Toonder Award (1995), the Butler Literary Award (1998) and the Denis Devlin Award (2002). In this episode Paula speaks generously about her childhood, her Catholic upbringing, witnessing ‘living’ history in Ireland, and the role of private speech in the public domain. There’s more poetry sparks too, as Ryan considers all the beds he’s ever slept in (and so will you).

Listeners to The Line Break can also join the The Line Break group on CAMPUS, the Poetry School’s free online community for poets.

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