POETS & PAINTERS at Foy House – April 21st, 2024

POETS & PAINTERS at Foy House – April 21st, 2024

POETS & PAINTERS
Sunday, April 21st

Please join us for the opening reception of POETS & PAINTERS, a group show of paintings, drawings & collage in support of Foy House. Eight poet/painters – Norman Allan, Clara Blackwood, David Bateman, Philip Cairns, Brenda Clews, Raymond Helkio, Jennifer Hosein, and Daniel Maluka – will present a ten-minute set of poetry from 1 – 5 pm, followed by an open mic. The exhibit runs from April 21 – 30. Foy House is located at 92 Isabella Street in Toronto.

 

 

WINTER TALES, January 24th, 7 p.m., on Zoom

WINTER TALES, January 24th, 7 p.m., on Zoom

WINTER TALES

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, January 24th, for an evening of poetry, non-fiction, fiction and visual art. Featured readers are Hollay Ghadery and Jennifer Hosein, followed by an open mic. Please register via the link for the Zoom reading. Open mic registration info to follow. Underrepresented writers are encouraged to submit to read on the open mic.

Five Poets – March 9th, 2022

Five Poets – March 9th, 2022

Five Poets

I am thrilled to be hosting and reading on March 9 with the fabulous poets Ellen Chang-Richarson, Tyler Pennock, Charlie Petch, and Andrea Thompson! It’s going to be a great night! This is a free online event. Please register via the link provided. Thank you to the league of Canadian Poets for their support.

The High Park Reading Festival III — Sunday, September 19th, 2021

The High Park Reading Festival III — Sunday, September 19th, 2021

The High Park Reading Festival III – September 19th, 2021, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There will be 29 authors reading on Sunday, September 19th in High Park. I am thrilled to be one of the readers. The event will be hosted by Andrew Brooks and Alvin Wong in Picnic Site #19 which is just across from the Grenadier Cafe.

READING LIST:
11:30
1. Julie Mannell
2. Laura Lush
3. Chris Banks
4. JC Bouchard
12:00
5. Josie Di Sciascio Andrews
6. Jesse Anger
7. Joel Giroux
12:30
8. Kateri Lanthier
9. Jacob McArthur Mooney
10. Sonia di Placido
11. Larry Hopperton
1:00
Gordon Hill Fall Poetry Launch – will be hosted by Jeremy Luke Hill
12. Kevin Andrew Heslop
13. MLA Chernoff
14. Aaron Schneider
1:30
The Long Dash writers group
15. Brenda Clews
16. John Oughton
17. Kath Maclean
18. Clara Blackwood
2:00
19. Lisa C Reynolds
20. Jennifer Hosein
21. Domenico Capilongo
22. Julie Cameron Gray
2:30
23. Alvin Wong
24. Vincent Colistro
25. Joe Fiorito
26. Laura Furster Ahonen
3:00
27. Olga Stein
28. Hollay Ghadery
29. Liz Howard
30. Albert Moritz – not present – Alvin will recite some poems
 

 

CAROUSEL Magazine: Blog, USERREVIEW 041 (Capsule): A Map of Rain Days

CAROUSEL Magazine: Blog, USERREVIEW 041 (Capsule): A Map of Rain Days

CAROUSEL Magazine: Blog – USERREVIEW 041 (Capsule): A Map of Rain Days

“My mother’s toes are / crooked and curled / in a misguided, arthritic map / of rain days,” writes Jennifer Hosein in the eponymous poem of her debut collection, A Map of Rain Days. In these lines there is a conflation of body and world, but also of space and time. Time becomes an entity that is spatially translatable and cartographically organizable. This is a conceit that manifests in a variety of ways over the course of the book, with the speaker’s personal history folding, unfolding, refolding in non-chronological complexity, often as not invoked by a particular locale being seen or remembered. Like rain, which comes and goes, is here and not, but is always, always (and necessarily) returning, the speaker’s suffering is not presented as a phenomenon that she will progress beyond or definitively escape from. There is no world without rain, and trauma is a recurrent (but never ceaseless or omnipresent) element of the speaker’s environment. Alternating between vivacious and restrained, Hosein’s poems are alive to the panoply of human experience.