Friday, December 18, 2009
Chris Pannell is part of the organizing committee for the Hamilton reading series Lit Live and also serves on the board of Hamilton’s annual gritLiT literary festival. He has published three poetry books Drive (Wolsak and Wynn, 2009), Under Old Stars (Seraphim Editions, 2002) and Sorry I Spent Your Poem (Watershed Books, 1999). He is also the author of a set of three poetry broadsheets entitled Fractures, Subluxations and Dislocations which won the Hamilton & Region Arts Council poetry book award in 1997. From 1993 until 2005 he ran the new writing workshop at Hamilton Artists Inc. and edited two book-length anthologies from the group. In 2009 appeared at Wordfest (the Banff-Calgary International Literary Festival) and at Kitchener's Word on the Street. He has been recently published in Canadian literary magazines such as The Windsor Review and internationally, in Dream Catcher 23.