CV2 35th Anniversary Launch

CV2 35th Anniversary Launch

When: Saturday, November 20. 7 pm
Where: Aqua Books (274 Garry Street)
Cost: FREE!

Contemporary Verse 2 is celebrating 35 years of publishing fine poetry and critical writing with the launch of two Special Editions, and a reading by 9 Winnipeg poets, each a key contributor to CV2 over the years. Join us for an evening of poetry, prizes and celebration on Saturday, November 20 at 7:00pm.

Readers for the evening include Allison Calder, Maurice Mierau, Charles Leblanc, Rosanna Deerchild, Meira Cook, George Amabile, Dennis Cooley and Sarah Klassen.

In addition, there will be an introduction by editor Clarise Foster, and copies of both Special Editions will be available.

About the Special Editions:
CV2: The Early Years explores the first ten years of the magazine, including writing by Roo Borson, Marilyn Bowering, Patrick Friesen and 26 others, as well as original, type-written correspondence between once regional editor bpNichol and the CV2 editorial collective. Also featured are a series of lino cuts by contributing artist Arthur Adamson.

CV2: The Keystone of Canadian Poetry turns 35 continues where the first edition leaves off, with a look at CV2 magazine’s contribution to literary arts in Canada over the past 25 years. Over 75 of Canada’s best-loved poets are featured in this issue, both French and English, including all the poets from this year’s Coast to Coast Reading Tour.

Katherena Vermette