February 10: Martha Baillie, Jacob McArthur Mooney and Damian Rogers

Pivot LOVES February, and February loves Pivot. There’s plenty more to love in this lineup:

Martha Baillie is the author of four novels. Her most recent, The Incident Report, published by Pedlar Press, was longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize, selected by the Globe and Mail for its Best Books of 2009,  and longlisted by the National Post for Canada Also Reads. Her previous novel The Shape I Gave You was named a bestseller by Maclean’s magazine and included in the Toronto Public Library’s Good Reads: Best of 2006-2008. Martha has been published in Germany and Hungary, her non- fiction has appeared in Brick: a literary journal, and her poetry in journals across the country. Martha was born in Toronto.

Jacob McArthur Mooney is here with a new chapbook called Vox Populism, put out by The Emergency Response Unit. He lives in Parkdale and is hard at work on his second full-length collection, which will be out in 2011 from McClelland and Stewart, Ltd and will probably be called Folk. He maintains a blog with the same name as his chapbook. He is surprised that it’s taken him this long to read at Pivot, and feels apologetic towards Carey for his past scheduling failures. [Aw, shucks Jake. You’ve made it up to me with some great press, though. So you’re forgiven. -Ed.]

Damian Rogers was born and raised in suburban Detroit and now lives in Toronto, Canada. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. In addition to performing the roles of assistant editor at Poetry Magazine in Chicago, copy chief at CosmoGIRL! in New York, and arts editor at Eye Weekly in Toronto, she has sung back-up as a member of a cheerleader chorus and has delivered a line in a John Cusack movie. Though her music and film careers seem to have stalled out, her poems have appeared in Brick, The Walrus, MoonLit, Maisonneuve, Salt Hill, This Magazine, and Matrix. Her first book, Paper Radio, was published by ECW Press in the fall of 2009.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane


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  1. Damian at 1:13 in this clip from High Fidelity

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