Vincent Pagé has had work published in Prism, Geist, The Malahat Review, Metatron, Event, The Puritan, and Vallum, among other journals. He was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2015. He lives in Toronto. Poems about modern romance by a modern romantic moving through a human landscape that exists both in the past and present, the speaker/speakers in This is the Emergency Present attempts to unearth an understanding about love, romanticism, and connection.

Peter Midgley is the author of several books of poetry, children’s literature, and plays. He lives in Edmonton. His latest collection of poetry, Unquiet Bones, was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. His play, Barbarians, was first runner-up in the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival’s New Play competition. let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war.

The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. Between 6:45 and 7:00, put your name in the hat to read at open mic. Planet Earth Poetry acknowledges with respect that we read and write on the traditional territories of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.