Local Poetry gathering hosts a reading by Shane Neilson
Announcing an inter-season event for odd sundays, Fredericton’s longest-running, semi-monthly, perpetually-hyphenated, poetry-and-more, reading series. Odd sundays is back this weekend with featured reader, Shane Neilson, visiting his (almost) home town from Oakville, Ontario, and reprising a canceled odd sundays session from last winter. Neilson will be reading from his latest book of poetry, On Shaving Off His Face (2015) by Porqupine’s Quill.
Shane Neilson is a family physician who published his first trade book of poems, Meniscus, with Biblioasis in 2009. In addition to several collections of poetry, Neilson has published in the genre of memoir, short fiction, biography and literary criticism, and his work has been widely anthologized in poetry, nonfiction, and medical journals. In his medical doctor and writing practices, he focuses on mental illness, pain, and disability. He currently acts as editor for Victoria, B.C. publisher Frog Hollow Press. Neilson lives in Oakville, Ontario; his work is rural New Brunswick.
Look for odd sundays again in October, after Ross Leckie’s Poetry Weekend.