I’m hosting my buddy Jacob Scheier this month for a reading/performance night at Goodbye Blue Monday. Here’s the details!
Thursday, June 27 at 7PM
Backyard of Goodbye Blue Monday
J train to Myrtle or Kosciuszko (it’s in between the 2 stops)
Featuring Jacob Scheier, reading from his new book Letter from Brooklyn
Also featuring Rocco, another awesome Toronto poet
Also featuring me and Telfer. Shayne, too.
More musical guests to come! And probably some snacks and drink specials too, because that’s always fun.
Jacob Scheier is a Toronto born poet, essayist and journalist, who has also lived in Istanbul, New York City and Brandon, Manitoba. He was the winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for poetry (More to Keep us Warm, ECW Press) and co-winner of a 2009 New York Independent Media Alliance award for best feature article: “The Anti-Bloomberg: Can I Get an Amen?.” Co-written with John Tarleton. The Indypendent 14 August 2009: 6-7. Jacob’s second full length collection of poems, Letter from Brooklyn was published with ECW Press this Spring 2013. His poems have also appeared in journals and magazines across North America, including Rattle, Descant and Geist, been aired on CBC radio and inspired a contemporary dance performance at the En Wave Theatre in Toronto.
He articles and essays have also been widely published in such publications as Toronto’s NOW Magazine and New York City’s The Indypendent. He is the former co-editor-in-chief of York University’s literary journal, existere.