It's apparent that neither poetry nor magazine publishing is dead, though both are encompassed by the indy magazine Poetry is Dead, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. As reported by the Georgia Straight, the magazine is having a party tonight at 8 p.m. at the Cultch in Vancouver.
Don’t expect hushed tones and gravity. Hosted by [editor Daniel] Zomparelli and Cynara Geissler, the show promises standup comedy by Alicia Tobin and Cass Keeley, not to mention discussions of “everything from teen angst to Tiger Beat crushes”, as well as readings and performances by Dina Del Bucchia, Sara Bynoe, Curtis LeBlanc, Shannon Rayne, and many others. For your ticket—which will also land you a one-year subscription—go to the Cultch’s website.