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HOT-SAUCED WORDS – MAY 22nd 2008 Featuring the Poets in BOOK OF THIGHS


Come out and enjoy the launch of this long-awaited poetry anthology inspired by Creator and editor, Jim Lanthier.

Several sizzling readings by Jim and many of the poets who contributed, PLUS an open mic, PLUS the usual Poetry Themed Challenge ….

Authors’ Bios

Jim Lanthier:
Jim no longer listens for the voices of the old advisors: uncles, jesuits, flight-sergeants, firemen. His poems have been set to music by the composer Matthew Larkin and performed in concert by the Ottawa Choral Society. Some of his poems in this book were previously published in Renaissance Conspiracy (Micro Prose, 2004) and Renaissance Reloaded (Aeolus House, 2006).

John B. Lee:
Brantford Poet Laureate John B. Lee has had his work appear internationally in over 500 publications, and has been translated into French, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. He has read his work in nations all over the world including South Africa, France, Korea, Cuba, Canada and the United States. “In the Solemn Rhythms” and “Lost” were previously published in his latest book of poems The Place That We Keep After Leaving (Black Moss Press, 2008).

Ruth E. Walker:
A poet, writer, playwright, and editor with poetry in Contemporary Verse 2 in Canada and River King in the US, and is forthcoming in Chapman in Scotland. She has twice won the Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry contest and placed third in the 2008 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award contest. Ruth lives and writes in Whitby.

Duncan Armstrong:
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Carin Makuz:
Carin’s essays and fiction have been broadcast on CBC Radio and printed in various literary journals and magazines. She is currently working on a collection of linked stories, which she suddenly realizes are distinctly lacking in reference to thighs. This is her first published poetry.

Kate Marshall Flaherty:
Kate’s thighs have held her up at three book launches: Tilted Equilibrium, String of Mysteries (Hidden Brook press) and Hobbeldehoy (Lyrical Myrical Press). Her thighs have carried her to places like hospitals, parks, yoga classes and cafes where she committed “Random Acts of Poetry” and “poemed” people in broad daylight! She’s clicking up her heels with joy at being part of this book!

Annabelle Murray:
Annabelle lives and writes in Uxbridge, Ontario. A graduate of Queen’s University, with career flourishes in music and design, Annabelle is a nutrition/wellness professional and the mother of two much-loved sons. ‘bikeboy’ was previously published in secret stone (CreativeJames Publishing, 2007).

Dorothy Sjöholm:
Dorothy lives and writes in Riverdale where she keeps her aging thighs well hidden.

Susan Lynn Reynolds:
Susan is a novelist, poet, creative writing teacher, burgeoning psychologist, and ex-model whose thighs have been a constant source of concern to her all her adult life.

James Dewar:
James is a poet and professional freelance writer who also enjoys promoting poetry in the Toronto area. His monthly Hot-Sauced Words Poetry and Spoken Word Performances show is in it’s third year.

Diane Mascherin:
Diane is the mother of two teens and 14 or so poets who call themselves the Toronto Renaissance Conspiracy. Aside from writing, she also experiments with mixed media art, sculpture, digital photography and volleyball. “I would”, was previously published in Ego Sideroad (dkm publishing 2007).

Yaqoob Ghaznavi:
In his sixties, he was bitten by the twin passions of writing poetry and running long-distance–often crazy with one, or the other of these obsessions. Yaqoob’s ooetry has been published in Big Pond Rumours, Street #6, Tower Poetry, Carousel, Garden Variety Anthology, Renaissance Reloaded Anthology and number of publications by The Ontario Poetry Society.

Heidi Medline:
Heidi is a Toronto poet. Her work was shortlisted for the Random House/ University of Toronto award.

(Raymond) RA Lum:
Prairie physics, high tech business. Another stanza.