Nightwood poet Nick Thran will read as part of the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal, Quebec on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm. The event will take place at the Atwater Library (1200 Atwater Ave.) and will also feature poet Warren Heiti. The Atwater Poetry Project was founded in 2004 and offers Montreal an inspiring range of poets and poetry. The 2011-2012 season of the Atwater Poetry Project presents established and emerging writers who foreground the relationship between poets and their mentors — most of this eighth season’s poets are reading alongside someone whose work they have helped or whelped, or who has shaped their work.
Nick Thran’s poetry collection Every Inadequate Name (Insomniac, 2006) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book. His poems have appeared in numerous publications across Canada, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope, 2010), The Walrus and The National Post. His sophomore collection, Earworm (Nightwood, 2011) is as entertaining as his first, while revealing a more formally experimental, mature poet who is increasingly at home in his voice.