This week we welcome Marie-Lynn Hammond for a return visit to Word on the Hills to celebrate Poetry Month and to share some of the poems she has written in the past year. Marie-Lynn Hammond is a bilingual singer-songwriter, playwright, editor, writer, and occasional poet who happily moved to Cobourg six years ago. A founding member of Stringband, one of Canada’s seminal folk groups, she’s known for her original songs, which often tell uniquely Canadian stories. A passionate animal advocate, she can frequently be found rescuing cats.
This Sunday we welcome poet Allan Briesmaster to our first show celebrating Poetry Month 2021. Allan Briesmaster is a freelance editor and publisher who has been active in the Toronto-area literary scene for many years. He was a founding partner in Quattro Books and currently runs his own small press, Aeolus House. He is the author of eight full-length books of poetry, most recently The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems (Guernica Editions, 2019), and nine shorter books. His next book, Windfor, is forthcoming this year from Ekstasis Editions. Alla.n has read his work, given talks, and hosted readings and book launches across Canada and frequently in Cobourg.