Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

27sep5:35 pm5:40 pmVirtual EventDept. of Continuous ImprovementBen Robinson5:35 pm - 5:40 pm EST

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A special 5 minute reading with Ben Robinson.

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Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson is a poet, musician and librarian. His most recent chapbooks are Keeps on Running from The Alfred Gustav Press and Dept. of Continuous Improvement from above/ground press. He has only ever lived in Hamilton, Ontario on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas.


Dept. of Continuous Improvement

“He has only ever lived in Hamilton, ON.”

For a while now, this has been the last line of my writing bio. I initially added this line without much thought, but I am becoming increasingly aware of how much living in Hamilton has affected me.

A city like Hamilton forces you to be prepared for things to take a sharp turn toward absurdity at any given moment. Many of the more surreal elements in these poems came directly from the city itself. This place is more generative than I could ever hope to be; I’m just trying to pay attention and write as fast as I can. 

AuthorBen Robinson


(Sunday) 5:35 pm - 5:40 pm EST