Thomas Gannon Hamilton, Niki Koulouris & Rudy Fearon

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Your Host: Stanley Fefferman, Co-Host Brenda Clews

Cover: $5 (Website: www.artbar.org)

Open mic ($20 first prize and a chance to be published). You need to register before Friday midnight to enter the competition at www.artbar.org

Our featured poets this week:

Thomas Gannon Hamilton:
Founder and host of the Toronto Urban Folk Art Salon, Tom has been featured at Linda Stitt's and Norm Cristofoli's Words and Music Salons, The Bohemian Embassy, Café May and the Calgary Readers Series. He has been an Ontario Arts Council Poet in the Schools and has worked in the Salvadoran Artist's Cooperative "Tizon" as well as for the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture. With University of Calgary Endowment funding, he produced "Inside the Words", which traced the rise of Dub Poetry and predicted the spoken word revolution. For this, he received an MA to add to his BA in Anthropology, which focused on comparative oral and literate culture. His PhD research into the literate practices of school-age poets earned him a Doctorate in Education. Dr. Hamilton had been published in the Dalhousie, Hart House, Whetstone, Blue Buffalo, Transforms, Blood & Aphorisms lit. reviews. His books of poetry, "Bellicose Veins" and "Deer Crossing" are available online from Book Baby, Amazon/Kindle and Chapters/Indigo.

Niki Koulouris:
Niki Koulouris was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and prose has appeared in The Cortland Review, Space, Metro Magazine, Subtext Magazine and The Age. A beer enthusiast, she has been known to start spontaneous lists on napkins of her top India Pale Ales. Niki lives in Toronto. Shortlisted for the 2014 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the ReLit Award, The sea with no one in it is her first book.

Rudy Fearon:
Rudy Fearon is a past member of the Art Bar Reading series. He works with the University of Toronto where his papers are being archived by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. His books are also published in ebook format by Amazom Kindle.
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