Good Meat

Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 5:00pm
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, 1214 Queen St. W.
Good Meat

Pages Books & Magazines, Broken Pencil Magazine, Pedlar Press The Gladstone Hotel and NOW present a special Canzine edition of This Is Not A Reading Series: Dani Couture launches Good Meat (Pedlar Press) during Canzine, Broken Pencil Magazine's annual zine fair and festival of alternative culture. Join Couture as well as several other food obsessed zinesters for interactive meat cooking lessons, zinester munchies, and more!

Good Meat is a collection of mostly observational poems that revolve around food--more specifically, the varying complex relationships we have with the things we eat. In these poems, food feeds both disease and celebration, sometimes in the same breath. Whether we are eating out of necessity or pure desire, these poems have something to say about our most internal - and often inexplicable - impulses.

Dani Couture grew up on a number of Canadian military bases, spent a good deal of time in Essex County, Ontario, and later boarded a Greyhound and moved to Vancouver. Currently, Dani lives in Toronto and is the managing editor of The Danforth Review, a writer for Word: Canada's magazine for readers and writers and co-editor of Northern Poetry Review. Her poems have been published in various literary journals and anthologies including Arc, The Fiddlehead and Taddle Creek.

Canzine is an annual one-day festival where over 150 exhibitors from across Canada gather to exhibit their zines, comics, books, and various self-publishing projects. The audience, over 2000 strong, gets a chance to meet Canada's best young thinkers, writers and artists and drool over their wares. At the same time, there are seminars, panel discussions, readings, film screenings, art displays, and other happenings that highlight alternative culture in Canada.