Join our Meredith and Peter Quartermain Poet in Residence, Margaret Christakos, for a night of poetry, music and friendship. At this final event of her residency at the College, Margaret will share a portion of the work that she has produced during her time with us—both virtually, and for the last month, onsite at Point Grey. This reading of Margaret’s new work will draw on some of the themes invoked by her earlier Distance as a Keeping series, including an interest in a poetics of polyvocality, spaciousness and mutual attention. Following this reading, Margaret will then invite other writers, musicians, artists and would-be performers from the College community to take the floor in a festive and celebratory open mic session. Light refreshments will be served.
Margaret Christakos is attached to this earth. Born and raised in Sudbury, Canada of settler ancestry, she is a widely published poet, fiction writer, image-maker and innovative poetry mentor engaged since the late 1980s in an experimental lyric feminist poetics of relationality, direct and indirect address, social media and embodiment, voice and touch, constraint and improvisation, order and disorder, memory and public listening. Read more.