Kevin Spenst coming to Nelson on 50-stop reading tour

Oxygen Art Centre presents the latest work by Vancouver-based poet Kevin Spenst, who has embarked on a 50-reading tour of BC.

Kevin Spenst coming to Nelson on 50-stop reading tour

Oxygen Art Centre presents the latest work by Vancouver-based poet Kevin Spenst, who has embarked on a 50-reading tour of BC in support of small poetry presses.

Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press 2015,) is Spenst’s much-anticipated debut collection of poetry. The work opens as a coming-of-age narrative of lower-middle class life in Surrey, embroidered within a myriad of pop-culture and “post-Mennonite.”

Slocan poet Barbara Curry Mulcahy will join Spenst for the Oxygen’s reading on Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Curry Mulcahy’s book of poetry The Man with the Dancing Monkey was short-listed for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome.  Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (back alley entrance).