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Poetry-Party Triple-Launch

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Department of English & Creative Writing 


in association with Talonbooks, New Star Books & Juniper Books (rare and used books) 

Poetry-Party Triple-Launch 


Danielle Lafrance, #postdildo 

Gustave Morin, Gongo Dodan 

Anahita Jamali Rad, still 


Friday Nov. 25, 7:00-8:30 PM 

Chapter Two Brewing Company 

2345 Edna St., Windsor (off Wyandotte E. & Walker Rd.) 

Treats provided by the publishers poetry display (used and rare!) by Juniper Books 


All welcome!


Danielle Lafrance 

Following the would-be poetics mapped in JUST LIKE I LIKE IT (Talonbooks, 2019), Danielle LaFrance arrives at thinking and acting from a position where illusions are just that, illusions, and can be destroyed. She authors Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks, 2016) and species branding (Capilano University Editions, 2010).

Their fourth poetry project #postdildo thinks and writes through the limitlessness and limitations of sexuality, communication, and desire. Focusing on the dildo as sexual object and social relation, they ask “How shall You fuck without causing harm?” Her poetry and critical writing have appeared in The Capilano Review, LESTETripwireOrganism for Poetic Research, among other journals and magazines. They try to live and hate to rent and work on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ peoples.

Gustave Morin 

Gustave Morin has spent a life carving out his bold and courageous body of work by mounting a singular investigation into the countless idiosyncrasies through which the poetic impulse may be made manifest. This work has found purchase in a host of diverse titles which, taken as a whole, make him one of the more accomplished literary innovators in recent memory, committed to the opposite of whatever the official culture would presume to endorse.

Gongo Dodan (New Star Books, 2022) is the result of a lifetime of absorbed aesthetic philosophy filtered through many critical social commentaries, serving to illustrate how an amalgamation of a knowledge of the arts, applied to the art of writing artfully, comes to inhabit one word when pushed beyond its own inevitable plasticity—poetry. Gustave Morin’s other New Star title, Clean Sails (2015) is the world’s largest volume of typewriter poetry. His 2003 Insomniac Press title, A Penny Dreadful, had been one of the few collage novels ever to appear in Canada. Gongo Dodan is his 16th book.

Anahita Jamali Rad 

Anahita Jamali Rad is a text-forward artist currently living, working, and making on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg people of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa). Jamali Rad’s work is founded on techno-materialist histories of dominant ideologies, class struggle, desire, place, displacement, silence, negation, and the void. They run House House Press with David Bradford and their most recent collections of poetry are still (Talonbooks, 2021) and for love and autonomy (Talonbooks, 2016), both published by Talonbooks. For moe, see

Chapter Two Brewing Company

2345 Edna St.
Windsor, ON Canada