May 14th, 2016 2:00 PM

Arts, Arts and Craft, Community Festival, Entertainment, Literary & Theatre

Hermione Presents SpringWorks

54 Romeo St S
Stratford

Charles Mountford is a poet who lives in Stratford, Ontario and, part time, in Quebec City. Governor General’s Award winning poet, Stephanie Bolster, has written that “Charles Mountford is one of the few Canadian poets at home in the dramatic monologue. Mountford has an MA in English from Western and an MA in Librarianship from the University of London. He has had nine books published and has been reading his work across Canada for the last ten years. He won first prize in the Alberta Poetry Contest and was shortlisted for the Bridport UK Poetry Prize in 2008 and 2010. The Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Carolyn Kizer, has written that Mountford’s “poems are rich and fine” and awarded him a workshop prize at the Indiana International Poetry Conference. He is the founder and artistic director of Poetry Stratford and is the librettist in residence at Orpheus Productions, Stratford. Orpheus has produced four operas so far using Mountford’s poetry as librettos.

Supported by the League of Canadian Poets.

As posted on visitperth.ca

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