I'm looking forward with pleasure to the 2013 Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, where I've been invited to read my poetry and to participate in a round-table discussion. I'll be reading from Sailing to Babylon at the Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, from 7-8:30 pm on April 26, 2013, along with poets Julie Bruck, Carmine Starnino, Steve Luxton, Johanna Skibsrud, Sue Sinclair and Nick Thran. Click "read more" below for more details. And I'll be discussing the role of the critic in the Galerie at Hotel 10, 10 Sherbrooke Street W., Montreal, from 2:30-3:30 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013, along with music critic Sean Michaels and poetry critics Carmine Starnino and Sue Sinclair. The round-table will be presented by The Montreal Review of Books.