The Truth About Facts came out on the 1st of November with the good folks at Invisible Publishing.
Some recent readings!
7 Dec.: Toronto, ON @ Knife Fork Book.
5 Nov.: Halifax, NS @ ArtBar.
2 Nov.: Fredericton, NB @ Westminster Books.
1 Nov.: Sackville, NB @ Thunder and Lightning.
Some amazing poets have already taken a look and said some extremely kind things:
“What is a fact? What is a poem? While a reconciliation of the two might seem scholarly and ambitious, you’ll find nothing but friendly invitations in The Truth About Facts. Each poem reveals a smart and thoughtful mind in motion, and there is as much playfulness here as there is necessary critique.”
— Sachiko Murakami
“There is a solid tradition of poets taking up the alphabet itself as their point of attack. But I have a hard time thinking of anyone who has done so with as much gusto as Bart Vautour. There’s no jiggery-pokery here — just the worshipping of strange alphabetic gods. I am a convert. I believe every word of it.”
— Stephen Collis
“Fact: this ain’t your colonist schoolmarm’s New England Primer.”
— Kate Siklosi
With Emily Robins Sharpe and Kaarina Mikalson, I co-direct the Canada and the Spanish Civil War Project.
I live in Kjipuktuk/Halifax with my partner and our daughter.