Monday, November 10, 2008

Double Book Launch in Montreal


Lanzamiento doble / Double Book Launch

Broken Jaw Press y / and las Ediciones de la Enana Blanca
los invitan a celebrar la publicación de / invite you to celebrate the publication of

Aquella luz, la que estremece / The Light That Makes Us Tremble
poemas de / poems by Nela Rio
traducido por / translated by Hugh Hazelton
(Broken Jaw Press y Ediciones de la Enana Blanca)

y / and

from the book that doesn’t close
poems by Joe Blades
(Broken Jaw Press)

Martes 11 de noviembre de 2008 / Tuesday, 11 November 11 2008
7:00 pm
Café Volver
5604, avenue du Parc
Montreal QC
tel: 514.272.4419

+ / &

12 Novembre 2008, Mercredi / Wednesday

Noches de poesia
1730: lectures débutant à 18h00 jusqu’à 20h00

Le Dépanneur Café
206, rue Bernard Ouest
Montréal QC H2T 2K4
T 514.271.9357

Programme : il semble que le Nouveau-Brunswick visite Montréal ce soir!!!
• Herménégilde Chiasson (français) et sa traductrice littéraire
• Jo-Anne Elder (anglais +)
• Nela Rio (espagnol)
• Joe Blades (anglais)
• Sandra Le Couteur (français) musique et poésie.

Friday, August 8, 2008

BTMG celebrates 8:08, 08/08/08

Wilmot Park gazebo/bandstand, by the wading pool
(please, no eating the children)


Everyone is invited to read ... your own work, other's work

Weirdness welcome

Madness welcome

If you can't make it, send something to read, it will be read
(especially if it's weird)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh, shit!!!

Hey folks,

A few people have to get up early tomorrow ... so we're starting at
9:30. We'll still be reading for those who can't make till 10. It's in
the alley across from the Pita Pit on York Street. You may be able to
hear us ... or see the candle light. For those who can't make it ...
don't let God near your hamster.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

btmg reading raids this week ...

it's gonna be a wild week for the btmg this week with 2 reading raids ... both at memorial hall on the unb campus ... this thursday at 7 and there'll be a poetry slam right after (this one is in conjunction with the artzone "you say potato" project) and one on saturday at 9 as the grand finale of the words of the people 12 hour read-a-thon ... and again, a poetry slam and induction of new members into the gang.

and totally irrelevantly, does anybody know where this door is? it would make a perfect spot for a future reading raid ...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

of burns and merriment ... and much Scotch whiskey

It was a night of angels blushing in deep folding of Scotched embrace ... when Bobbie's words spilled drunkenly o'er the snowy statue's base ...

... reading to Chris as Burns ....

... Burns ... well ... sort of approves ...

... the haggis ... cooked by Broken Joe ... and delicious ...

... our newest member ... Heidi ....

... our official BTMG groupie ... Deanna ..

... and the gang is loose in the streets ... Scotch and all ...

... and n'er was Bobbie happier.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Haggis and whiskey and poems, OH MY!

Thanks Joe, for the haggis!
Thanks Biff, for the whiskey!
Both kept us warm around the statue of Burns.

What a fabulous night of slurring ye olde Scotsman's words it was!

Reluctant as I was to try the haggis, I was actually delightfully surprised that it tasted so good! I drilled Joe for the exact ingredients before I delved, imagining the legendary sheep stomach, brains, tongue, whatever... but Joe had been kind and only used lamb and liver and oats and spices. Later, he took his box o' haggis to the bar with him and I saw several burly men pawing it into their mouths. That haggis got around.

We finished off the evening with a screening of Borat, accompanied by meatballs and chicken wings and chips and more... thanks to the ever-generous Biff... some of us, however, were snoring merrily on the floor and in a papazan, after a bit too much whiskey.

That reminds me: Welcome to our first official BTMG groupie: Deanna Musgrave~

Saturday, January 26, 2008


OLd Skull is back. He got over the "Abandon live all ye who enter here" thang and Hiedi Irvine has been voted into the BlackTop MotorCycle Gang. Welcome! Welcome!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Robbie Burns Day reading raid!

The next Blacktop Motorcycle Gang reading raid happens today,
Friday, January 25th, Robbie Burns Day,
in commemoration of the poet whiskey-lover.

A pre-raid party will go down at Biff's abode
for gang members and their posse, at 5pm!

Reading will follow at the Burns statue,
Southside riverside, Fredericton Green
'tween the BAG & winter-housed ladies of the fountain.

Bring your flask and your ear for ye olde poesy!