Here's the cover of the Cohen anthology. The launch date is this Thursday the 17th at Westmount High School auditorium, 4350 Ste-Catherine W. (just a little west of Atwater metro, I'm told), at 7:30 pm. Admission $5. Haven't seen the tome yet myself. Margaret Atwood will be in it, I'm told; I just learned on Jack Locke's facebook site that poets participating in the launch include: Ann Weinstein, Jason Camlot, Ann Lloyd, David Solway, Donna Yates-Adelman, Michael Mirolla, Jeffrey Mackie, Angela Leuck, John Fretz, Grace Moore, Rona Feldman Shefler(a classmate of Cohen's,) erika n. white, Sandra Sjollema, Ryan Ruddick(Westmount High teacher,) Brian Campbell, and Eleni Zisimatos. A number of good poets here. No news as to whether the man himself will be in attendance. On Sept. 21 there's a gala which I can't attend, because I'm teaching that night. Details on Jack Locke's site.
Update, Sept. 17: Home from the launch of "Leonard Cohen, You're Our Man". A well-produced book, a classy occasion. A number of the poems were good-- and the DVD of praise for LC from the international space station was a surprise.
This looks great, Brian. I tried to look on the facebook link for details but his profile is set to private. As much as I didn't want to add to my friend list I sent him a request. I always enjoy meeting new, good poets.
I've admired Cohen for years. If I can find where the book is sold I'll add it to my 'get when my budget builds up' list along with the book below.
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