February 20 2014

Featuring:

Bill Howell and Bänoo Zan

Bill Howell

Bill Howell, one of the original Storm Warning poets, has had an award-winning literary career spanning four decades. Howell has four collections of poetry: The Red Fox (McClelland & Stewart, 1971), In A White Shirt (Black Moss, 1982), Moonlight Saving Time (Wolsak & Wynn, 1990) and Porcupine Archery (Insomniac Press, 2009). Ghost Test Flights, a chapbook, was published in 2008 by Rubicon Press in Edmonton. He has lived in Toronto for more than half his life.

Bill’s writing has appeared in literary journals and anthologies across Canada, in the United Kingdom and the United States. He was a network CBC Radio Drama producer-director for almost three decades, 23 years as a Program Executive Producer. His plays have garnered multiple ACTRA and international awards. This lifetime of working in dramatic dialogue echoes through his poetry and serves him well for readings.

Bänoo Zan

Bänoo Zan landed in Canada in 2010. In her country of origin, Iran, she used to teach English Literature at universities. She has published more than 80 poems, translations, biographies, and articles in print and online publications around the globe.

Her book of poetry “Songs of Exile” will be published in 2016 by Guernica Editions.

She is the editor and compiler of Scarlet Thistles: A Canadian Poetry Anthology by the Ontario Poetry Society.

She hosts Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) in Toronto and believes that her politics is her poetry.