Poet, Antony di Nardo, talks about his work as a poet and introduces us to his exciting new collection, SKYLIGHT. Antony was born in Montreal and is the author of four books of poetry. SKYLIGHT, was published this fall by Ronsdale Press. His writing career began as a journalist, publishing and editing a weekly newspaper in Northwestern Ontario. Work from previous collections has been translated into both French and Italian, and appears in several anthologies. His first book, Alien, Correspondent, was nominated for the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Prize and the Re-Lit Award. He has been shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Long Poem contest and in 2017 he won Exile’s Gwendolyn MacEwen Prize for Best Suite of Poems. He divides his time between Sutton, Quebec and Cobourg, Ontario.
Gwyneth Hoyle graduated from University with a degree in Maths and Science and her first job was in Chalk River as a Human Computer just like the women recently celebrated in the movie Hidden Figures. For many years Gwyneth was the librarian at Peter Robinson College, Trent University and played viola for the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. But she has also had a life-long interest in the Arctic and canoeing and has written extensively about these. Now retired, she continues to research and write about northern subjects. In addition to articles on canoeing and the historic fur trade, she has written three books, Canoeing North into the Unknown, Flowers in the Snow, and The Northern Horizons of Guy Blanchet.
Carol Finlay is the founder and director of Book Clubs for Inmates. She was among 26 people presented with the Order of Ontario at a ceremony at Queen’s Park in June 2017.Carol is an ordained Anglican priest, a retired English teacher and the organisation she founded and nurtures now has over 80 volunteers running reading groups in 28 prisons in all parts of the Canada. Listen to hear Carol explain how reading groups affect prisoners lives.