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Hot-Sauced Words – OCT. 16th 2008 Featuring DAVID CLINK, SANDRA KASTURI and MATT RADER



David Clink
David Clink is the Artistic Director of the Rowers Pub Reading Series and webmaster of, a resource for writers. He hosts the annual Dead Poets Society Night at the Art Bar Poetry Series (next one, the 6th anniversary, is Tuesday, December 16, 2008). He has been writing and selling poetry since 1995. He is the author of five poetry chapbooks and his poems have appeared in such journals as The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Asimov’s, Analog, and Grain. His first full-length collection, Eating Fruit Out of Season, was published by Tightrope Books in the Spring of 2008.

Sandra Kasturi
Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer and editor, as well as co-creator of a kids’ animated TV series. In 2005 she won ARC magazine’s annual Poem of the Year award. She is the poetry editor of ChiZine and the Senior Editor of ChiZine Publications. Sandra has written three poetry chapbooks and has edited the poetry anthology, The Stars As Seen from this Particular Angle of Night. Her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, TransVersions, On Spec, Taddle Creek, several of the Tesseracts series, 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology, and Northern Frights 4. Her cultural essay, “Divine Secrets of the Yaga Sisterhood” appeared in the anthology Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Slayers, Mutants and Freaks. Sandra is a founding member of the Algonquin Square Table poetry workshop and runs her own imprint, Kelp Queen Press. She managed to snag an introduction from Neil Gaiman for her first full-length poetry collection, The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope Books).

Matt Rader
Matt Rader’s poems and stories have appeared in journals and anthologies around the world. His writing has been nominated for numerous awards including the Journey Prize, the Gerald Lampert Award, the National Magazine Awards, and the Pushcart Prize. A graduate of the University of Oregon, his latest book is the highly acclaimed collection of poem, Living Things (Nightwood 2008). He lives in Vancouver.