In Songs that Remind Us of Factories, Maritime poet Danny Jacobs probes the postmodern oddness of the call centres that have sprung up across Eastern Canada. He also explores the abundant insect species creeping in his walls and bedsheets and finds the poetic potential in potatoes. His arched-brow wisecracks and intoxicating ingenuity are balanced with emotionally frank language and unmistakable elegance. Songs that Remind Us of Factories is a refreshing collection that is poised between lively wit and meditative contemplation.
At the end of November, Danny Jacobs is bringing his taut lines and playful musicality to readings Ottawa and Montreal. The details are as follows:
OTTAWA: The Factory Reading Series (lovingly hosted by Brecken Hancock)
The Carleton Tavern, (223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)) on Friday, November 29 at 7pm
Danny Jacobs will read with:
JM Francheteau, a rural transplant with five wisdom teeth based in Ottawa, and the author of A pack of lies.
Sadiqa de Meijer whose first book of poems is Leaving Howe Island. A selection from the manuscript won the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012.
MONTREAL: Argo Books Featured Reading #22:
Argo Books (1915 St. Catherine St. W. ) on Saturday, November 30 at 7pm
Danny Jacobs will read with Leah Umansky, who was featured on FlavorWire’s article “23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013.” Her latest book is Domestic Uncertainties.