Welcome to the HPC

Established in 1983, the Hamilton Poetry Centre works to support and encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry. Located in Hamilton, Ontario the Hamilton Poetry Centre conducts workshops and hosts Canada Council sponsored readings.

NEWS: The Hamilton Poetry Centre is pleased to announce that HPC member Amber Homeniuk and HPC executive member Sandra Lloyd both have poems shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize. Their poems will appear in the 2015 Global Anthology published by Véhicule Press, Nov 2015.

**NEW** this year, we’ve added an open mic before each of the readings! See here for details.

Ricardo Sternberg
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:15 – 9 p.m.


Ricardo Sternberg was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved to the United States when he was fifteen. He received a B.A. in English literature from the U.C. Riverside and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. Between 1975 and 1978, he was a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Toronto since 1979. His poetry has been published in magazines such as The Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry(Chicago) and Descant. Vehicule Press (Montreal) published The Invention of Honey (1990, republished 1996), Map of Dreams (1996) and McGill-Queen’s University Press published Bamboo Church (2003, republished 2006) and Some Dance in 2014.

With thanks to:

Hamilton Public Library
Bryan Prince Bookseller
The Canada Council for the Arts
Irene Feddema for the HPC logo and bookmark design