Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Poetry Quebec (PQ)

It's high time I announced Poetry Quebec (PQ), the only online magazine dedicated exclusively to English language poetry in Quebec. The premiere issue -- launched on June 24, St-Jean Baptiste's day -- features the late Louis Dudek: a selection of his poetry, essays, and an interview. The coming issue, the editors tell me, will be dedicated to the memory of Sonja Skarstedt, who, as this blog noted, recently passed away. In an issue after that, I'll be featured; at least, I've been invited to do an interview. This is my first booking of an online "tour" I have yet to organize. The review also features a listing of English poetry events in the province -- a valuable thing, if they can manage to keep it up.

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