SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOMPosted: March 13, 2015
Wednesday was the launch for the ZINE NO.2 created for the Sophisticated Boom Boom, here in Toronto. The Sophisticated Boom Boom is a monthly poetry night that I co-host with my good friend, Nick McKinlay. Mainly Nick hosts and I do all the silly stuff like making sure he’s on the ball and that we’ve got a featured reader. My other big role is being the design/layout editor of our zine. Here’s a photo of us shortly after we’d finished assembling all sixty-seven!
This edition of the zine contained content from fifteen different contributors, as well as several haikus submitted to the Anonymous Haiku Jar™ that can be found at the monthly evenings. The cover was done by the superbly talented Nicholas Di Genova.
The night was a huge success, we had so many friends and fans show up to support us and many of those individuals shared their words and poetry during the open mic. As well, we sold quite a few of the zines!
Top to bottom: Brock Dale & I chatting and selling zines; me writing notes during the Open Mic; me reading my toast to the host with the most, Nick; Marc Blouin sharing some words; an overhead view of the zine table; Bethany G. Lee, our featured reader for the night; Nick McKinlay being a terrific guy with a drink and a toque in one hand.
All of the event photography was taken by Christopher Clarry.
If you’re interested in purchasing a zine, you can pick one up at the next Sophisticated Boom Boom. The second Wendesday of every month, at the Ossington, starting around 10:30 sharp.
Have a great weekend!