IMPORTANT: You will need to register for the event.

WHAT: The Single Onion wraps up its spring season with four great poets: Sheri Benning, Gavin Bradley, Micheline Maylor, and Carmelo Militano.

WHEN: Thursday, June 16th, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Register in advance for this meeting:

About the readers:

Sheri Benning’s most recent collection of poetry, Field Requiem, was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Poems from Field Requiem appeared in numerous North American and European journals and anthologies, including Brick, The Paris ReviewTimes Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, and PN Review. She currently lives in Saskatoon and teaches at the University of Saskatchewan.

Gavin Bradley is an award-winning writer from Belfast, Northern Ireland, currently living in Edmonton, on Treaty 6 territory. His work has appeared in The Irish Times, The North, Best New British and Irish Poets, and Glass Buffalo. His debut collection, Separation Anxiety, is out now from University of Alberta Press.

Dr. Micheline Maylor was Calgary’s Poet Laureate from 2016-18. Her latest poetry collection is The Bad Wife (2021), and Little Wildheart (U of Alberta Press) was long listed for both the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. She recently won the Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence in Alberta. She teaches creative writing at an Alberta University and has been recently translated into Farsi.

Carmelo Militano is a Winnipeg author of three books of poetry (Morning After You, The Stone Mason’s Notebook, and Archeologia Eros) and four books of prose, including The Fate of Olives (a memoir), Sebastiano’s Vine (novella) Lost Aria, (Short Story collection) and Catching Desire (a hybrid novel). His latest work is an erotic mystery novel, The Patina of Melancholy,  scheduled to be published fall, 2022, Ekstasis Editions. Militano is currently working on a film documentary Small Gestures based in part on his book The Fate of Olives with noted film maker Jeff McKay For more details on his work and bio check out his webpage: 

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, the Calgary Arts Development, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and the Writers’ Union of Canada.

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