LPG Reading Series: Romantic

November 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Memorial University
230 Elizabeth Ave
St. John's, NL A1A 5S7

Mark Callanan will be reading from his poetry collection, Romantic (October 12, 2021), for the LPG Indie Reading Series. Mark will be joined by fellow local and visiting authors S. Portico Bowman, Robert Chafe, Shelly Kawaja, Sue Sinclair, Chy Ryan Spain, and Russell Wangersky. The event will take place at Memorial University on Thursday, November 3 at 5:30PM ADT.

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Get your copy of Romantic here!


Shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry

A CBC Best Canadian Poetry Book of 2021

Drawing on Arthurian myth, the Romantic poets, the ill-fated “Great War” efforts of the Newfoundland Regiment, modern parenthood, 16-bit video games, and Major League Baseball, these poems examine the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, both as individuals and as communities, in order to explain how and why we are the way we are. At its heart, Romantic interrogates our western society’s idealized, self-deluding personal and cultural perspectives.


Mark Callanan is the author of two previous poetry collections, Gift Horse (Véhicule Press, 2011) and Scarecrow (Killick Press, 2003), as well as two poetry chapbooks, Skylarking (Anstruther Press, 2020) and Sea Legend (Frog Hollow Press, 2010). He was a founding editor of the St. John’s-based literary journal Riddle Fence, and co-edited The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry (Breakwater Books, 2013). He lives in St. John’s with his wife, poet and critic Andreae Callanan, and their four children.