Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep10:45 am10:50 amVirtual EventShared UniversePaul Vermeersch10:45 am - 10:50 am EST

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Paul Vermeersch

Paul Vermeersch is a Toronto based poet, multimedia artist, creative writing professor, & literary editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium Award-nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand. He teaches at Sheridan College & is the founding editor of Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd.


Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995–2020

Paul Vermeersch has reinvented the “new and selected.” Bringing together the very best of his poetry from the last quarter century with new and never-before-published works, Shared Universe is a sprawling chronicle of the dawn of civilizations, the riddles of 21st-century existence, and any number of glorious, or menacing, futures. In this universe, time is thematic instead of chronological, and space is aesthetic rather than voluminous. Here, alongside popular favourites, are recently unearthed gems and visionary new poems that reveal the books hidden within the books of one of Canada’s most distinctive and imaginative poets.

AuthorPaul Vermeersch


(Saturday) 10:45 am - 10:50 am EST