Ed Varney at the library

Courtenay Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.

Canadian poet and visual artist, Ed Varney, will read his poetry at the Courtenay Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.

His reading will be preceded by an open mic reading from noon to 12:35.

Varney has been writing poetry since he was a teenager. He founded and edited Poems & Prints, Intermedia Press, The Poem Company, Bite Magazine, and The Poem Factory.

He has published 15 books and chap-books of poetry; his latest, Shadow, was published earlier this month.  As a visual artist, his work has been exhibited in over 300 exhibitions in 27 countries.

He is currently working on a book of visual poetry.

He has a BA and an MA in English Literature from Syracuse University.

“My work deals with the mysteries of the everyday that open the door to universal ideas,” he says. “Astronomy, mysticism, nature, philosophy, surrealism and love are all constant themes in my poetry.”

He will answer questions after the reading.


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