Welcome to the Montreal branch of the Contemporary Poetry Reading Group, hosted by Concordia University's Centre for Expanded Poetics. 

The CPRG is a weekly reading group focused on contemporary poetry and poetics.  We will spend the first half of each weekly meeting reading the book together and the second half discussing the text. That means no prep, all poetry! 

Meetings will be held in the CEP (LB 681 - 1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest) every Tuesday from 2-4pm. Meetings generally run for two hours, though we are under no time constraints; come and go as you please. Do your best to bring a copy of the text for each week, or be prepared to share. New friends are always welcome.

If there is a book you would like to read in the group, suggest it by emailing cprg.cep@gmail.com or try us on the fb.

 

- WINTER TERM READING LIST -
 

Jan 17 :

Hoa Nguyen, Violet Energy Ingots


Jan 24:

Ariana Reines, Mercury


Jan 31:

Damian Rogers, Dear Leader
 

Feb 7:

CA Conrad, Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness


Feb 14:

Maggie Nelson, Bluets

Mar 7:

Claudia Rankine, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely

 
Mar 14:

NourbeSe Philip, Zong!

 
Mar 21:

Alice Notley, The Descent of Alette

 
Mar 28:

Rachel Levitsky, Neighbor
 

Apr 4:

Dana Ward, "A Kentucky of Mothers"


WINTER 2017 TEXTS


2015-16 TEXTS

 April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016

 March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016

 March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

March 15, 2016
 February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016

 April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

March 8, 2016
 January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

 February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016

March 1, 2016
 February 9, 2016

February 9, 2016

 January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

 January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

 December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015

 November 17, 2015

November 17, 2015

 November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

 November 3 & 10, 2015

November 3 & 10, 2015