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Patternicity Participates in Magazine Launch - Toronto

Posted: June 18, 2010

Nightwood Editions author Jim Johnstone will attend the launch of the University of Windsor’s Rampike magazine, 19.2 at The Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto) on Thursday, June 24th at 8:00 pm with his new book of poetry in-hand, Patternicity. Meet Jim, and a host of other Canadian writers, at the Rampike, 19.2 launch, and get your copy of Patternicity signed by the author. 
Jim Johnstone’s Patternicity contains a suite of poems that won a 2008 CBC Literary Award and follows the author’s debut book of poems, The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008). As a physiologist currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, Johnstone’s work is informed by a scientific approach, his own corporeal environment and an exploration of “the unreliability of language, regardless of how it’s relayed.”

Jim Johnstone obtained his M.Sc. in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Toronto, where he is currently a doctoral candidate. He is a two-time winner of the E. J. Pratt Medal and Prize in Poetry, the recipient of a 2008 CBC Literary Award and his work has been broadcast on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers and published in Canadian periodicals such as The Fiddlehead, Grain and PRISM International. Currently he edits Misunderstandings Magazine, a literary journal he co-founded with Ian Williams and Vicki Sloot.