Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Next Wave: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century

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Next Wave

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Waterstones Cafe, Waterstones Oxford, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF


Join Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre and Waterstones to celebrate the recent publication of a new survey of Canadian poetry now! Featuring readings by Chad Campbell, James Arthur, Stephanie Warner, and the editor of the anthology, Jim Johnstone, this event will give you a taste of the best of Canadian poetry. Tickets are free, but registration is advised.

Find out more about the anthology here.

CHAD CAMPBELL is Co-Editor of the Manchester Review. His first collection, Laws & Locks, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (Signal Editions). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arc, The Walrus, Best Canadian Poetry 2015, and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry. A PhD candidate at the Centre for New Writing, he is working on his second collection of poetry, The Fifth Season.

JIM JOHNSTONE is a Toronto-based poet, editor and critic. He is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Chemical Life (Véhicule Press, 2017) and Dog Ear (Véhicule Press, 2014). He is also the recipient of several awards including a CBC Literary Award, The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and Poetry’s Editors Prize for Book Reviewing. Johnstone curates the Anstruther Books imprint at Palimpsest Press, where he published The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry in 2018.

STEPHANIE WARNER’s poetry has appeared in Event, Descant, Arc, This Magazine, The Malahat Review, and Prairie Fire and the Montreal International Poetry Prize Global Anthology. Her first collection of poetry, Violent Streak, was published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside in the spring of 2017.

JAMES ARTHUR was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. He is the author of the poetry collection The Suicide's Son, forthcoming in Spring 2019 from Véhicule Press. His debut, Charms Against Lightning, is available from Copper Canyon Press and his chapbook Hundred Acre Wood was published in 2018 by Anstruther Press. He currently holds a visiting fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford and teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.