Talks on poetry for the Ottawa Independent Writers organization at Library and Archives Canada on April 26, 2012 at 7pm, Wellington St, room 156. Ottawa poets, editors and bloggers Pearl Pirie and rob mclennan do an informal talk, and answer questions on writing and publishing contemporary poetry, the rivet and pivots: what holds it together and makes it spin? what makes it poetry? what does poetry do differently from prose? what's out there? how to find the poetry you will like and where. looking at styles and ideas in the literary dialogue. there are poetic forms but no poetic formulas. there are however, better and worse applications of ideas.
(don't worry--we'll go straight to the ottawa international writers festival straight after,