WHAT: The Single Onion features four great poets this month: Richard Kelly Kemick, Kim Trainor, Emily Ursuliak, and Jonathon Wilcke.

WHEN: Thursday, October 19th, at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Shelf Life Books, 100 – 1302 4th St. SW (

About the poets:

Richard Kelly Kemick is an award-winning Canadian poet, journalist, and fiction writer. He is the author of Caribou Run, a collection of poetry, as well as a regular contributor to The Walrus and CBC Radio. Having published widely in all three genres, his work has been included in anthologies in Canada and the United Kingdom. Richard is the recipient of multiple awards including two National Magazine Awards and first place in the 2017 Norma Epstein National Creative Writing Competition.

Kim Trainor‘s first collection, Karyotype, was published by Brick Books in 2015. Ledi, a book-length poem that narrates the discovery of an Iron Age horsewoman’s grave in the Siberian steppes, will appear with BookThug in 2018. Her poetry has won the Gustafson Prize and the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, and has appeared in the 2013 Global Poetry Anthology and The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014. She lives in east Vancouver.

Emily Ursuliak is a poet and fiction writer. Her first collection of poetry, Throwing the Diamond Hitch, came out with University of Calgary Press earlier this year. You can hear her literary radio show, Writer’s Block, on the third Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. on CJSW 90.9 fm.

Jonathon Wilcke is a writer, saxophonist, composer, and scholar who has lived in Calgary, Anpachi-cho (Gifu, Japan) Vancouver, and Claresholm. He has published two books of poetry, Pornograph (Red Deer Press 2004) and Dupe! (Linebooks 2010) and the online collection Sonnets from *Some* Portuguese (Papertrail Press 2010). His poetry appears in journals and magazines including filling Station, Fiddlehead, dANDelion, W, Ampersand, and Poetry is Dead. He considers his writing as an exponent of the Oppen-Zukofsky-Stein-Tish-L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E-MacLow-KSW trajectory of poetics.

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets and the Calgary Arts Development


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