1. Friday, 17 April 2020

          New music from LASERGNU: The Isolation E.P.

          Today LASERGNU releases The Isolation E.P. Because of COVID-19, we haven't been able to finish the album we've been working on, so we're releasing a few songs as an E.P. to keep us going. The new release, and our 2019 album Happy Mutations, are both PWYC (free, even!) for a limited time. We hope you enjoy it!


          Click the image to get the E.P. 


          Here are some samples from The Isolation E.P.









          Friday, 6 March 2020

          Shared Universe coming September 1, 2020

          My new book Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995-2020 will be published on September 1, 2020, but you can already pre-order it from my publisher's website! If you're interested in the book,  pre-ordering can really help my publisher and me.


          Here's the cover!



          Published: September 2020
          ISBN: 978177041224
          Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
          Pages: 240
          Cover art: KRK Ryden
          Cover design: Michel Vrana


          And you can watch the book trailer here:





          Stay tuned for details about the launch and other events. 
          It's going to be a fun fall!


          For more information, click here


          Thursday, 12 December 2019

          Presenting my first self-published chapbook in 20 years!

          I taught a class on the history of self-publishing, DIY culture and the literary micropress this past semester, and as part of their final project my students made short print runs of their own chapbooks and zines. Inspired by their fabulous work, I decided to make my first self-published chapbook in twenty years!







          A poetry chapbook by Paul Vermeersch



          Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" 



          24 pages 



          Cardstock covers with printed endpapers. 
          Numbered in an edition of 50, this chapbook contains new, previously uncollected poems: a sneak peek of some of the new material scheduled to appear in Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995-2020 (ECW Press, Fall 2020). To order a copy (ten bucks plus shipping), click here


          Thursday, 21 November 2019

          I am profiled on Sheridan's Curiosities blog

          My friend Cherie Dimaline and third-year Creative Writing & Publishing student Brianna Wodabek talk to Sheridan News staff about my writing and teaching work, and Cherie goes into detail on the night we met at Rideau Hall. Read all about it here.


           Reading a poem at the launch of Cherie Dimaline's novel Empire of Wild
          at Lula Lounge in Toronto. Photo by Kevin Hardcastle.


          Friday, 8 November 2019

          The Joseph Bloor T-Shirt is Back!

          Toronto history buffs, this is for you. The Joseph Bloor T-shirt is back, better and more affordable than ever. Available now on the Saint Bigfoot Redbubble store in a variety of options.







          Monday, 21 October 2019

          Saturday, 21 September 2019

          Reading at the Art Bar Poetry Series this Tuesday

          I'm doing a reading at The Art Bar Poetry Series this Tuesday at 8pm. I hope this poster captures the right vibe. I'm never sure.