the Michael Ondaatje Reading Series presents Ken Babstock, the internationally acclaimed Canadian poet
Ken Babstock, the internationally acclaimed Canadian poet, will be reading in Glendon’s Skyroom YH A300, at 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 21st, 2019.
In 2012 he was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize, Canada’s most lucrative poetry purse. Ken Babstock has also won the Milton Acorn Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Trillium award and most recently the 2014 Latner Writers’ Trust poetry prize.
An excellent reader with truly gifted rhetorical abilities, his performances are mesmerizing.
“Wandering wordless through the heat of High Park. High summer. Counting the chipmunks who pause and demand the scrub stand by till their flitty, piggybacked equal signs can think through this math of dogwood, oak-whip, mulch.”