Hat Trick: Adèle Barclay, Leah Horlick, Mallory Tater
Open Word celebrates three emerging poets Adèle Barclay, Leah Horlick, Mallory Tater. Each writer has recently debuted their first collection of poems, or has a forthcoming book. These three poets will read from their latest collections and will engage in a discussion about emerging poetry, feminist poetics, ritual in writing, and more. We will have books for sale by each author, and invite you to join us in celebrating these emerging writers.
This reading takes place as part of a Weekend of Emerging Writing, which includes a Poetry Seance workshop by Adèle Barclay, a Risograph workshop by Kerri Flannigan, and a book fair.
Adèle Barclay’s writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Puritan, PRISM, The Literary Review of Canada, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and the 2016 WalrusReaders’ Choice Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, (Nightwood, 2016) won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She is an editor for Rahila's Ghost Press, a poetry ambassador for Vancouver’s Poet Laureate Rachel Rose, and the 2017 Critic-in-Residence for Canadian Women In Literary Arts. She teaches at UBC.
Leah Horlick grew up as a settler on Treaty Six Cree Territory in Saskatoon. Her first collection of poetry, Riot Lung (Thistledown Press, 2012), was shortlisted for a 2013 ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her second collection, For Your Own Good (Caitlin Press, 2015), was named a 2016 Stonewall Honour Book by the American Library Association. Last year, she was awarded the 2016 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers.
Mallory Tater is a writer from the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg Nation (Ottawa). Her first book of poetry This Will Be Good is forthcoming with BookThug Press in 2018. Mallory’s poetry & fiction have been published in literary magazines across Canada such as Room, CV2, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Prism International and Arc Magazine. She was shortlisted for Arc Magazine‘s 2015 Poem of The Year Contest, The Malahat Review‘s 2016 Far Horizon’s Contest and Room Magazine‘s 2016 Fiction and Poetry Prizes. She was the recipient of CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. She is the publisher of Rahila’s Ghost Press, a poetry chapbook press slated to release their first print run Fall 2017.