Phlip Arima , Ian Burgham, And Debbie Okun Hill

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The Art Bar presents: Phlip Arima , Ian Burgham, and Debbie Okun Hill

With Your Host: t.b.a.

(Cover: $5, Open mic - $20 first prize, see for details)

Our featured poets:

Phlip Arima

Phlip Arima is a Toronto poet with five books, an audio CD and numerous videos to his credit. His poetry videos were produced by Vision Television and subsequently aired on Bravo. His fiction has been adapted to stage by Newfoundland's Neighbourhood Dance Works in collaboration with RCA Theatre. His third book, Broken Accidents, was shortlisted for a ReLit Award. He is a former Artistic Director of the Art Bar Poetry Series, was a co-organizer/host of The Basement Reading series, and was one of the rotating hosts for the Syntactic Sunday series. To read more of his work please visit

Ian Burgham

Ian Burgham is the author of six collections of poetry published in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. He has performed his work throughout Canada and the UK. His poems have appeared in more than 25 poetry journals in Canada, Australia, the USA and the UK including The Literary Review of Canada, Gutter (UK), Contemporary Verse 2, Queen’s Quarterly, Arc Poetry Magazine, Five Bell’s Review (Aus). Burgham has read at a number of venues in London UK, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Stratford-Upon-Avon. In 2016, he read at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, and later, at the 4th International Congress of Language and Literature in Mexico. He is a past winner of the Queen’s Well-Versed Award and a past nominee for Canada’s Relit Award.

Debbie Okun Hill

Debbie Okun Hill is a Canadian poet/blogger with work published in such literary journals as Descant, Existere, Philadelphia Poets, The Windsor Review, and Vallum. Her first poetry collection Tarnished Trophies was published by Black Moss Press in 2014. She is the recipient of two Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grants and has read her work in Canada and the US. She was a co-host for Sarnia's Spoken Word open mic event for 8 years and enjoys promoting the work of other writers.
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