Qwerty Launch + Pushcart Nominees

Thanks to everyone who came out to the launch of Qwerty 33/34 last night! As usual, special thanks to Wilser’s Room for hosting, to our contributors for keeping us alive and excited, and to our musical accompaniment: Marky Mark and the Jarmen, and solo artist Property//.

Managing Editors Katie and Rebecca closed the readings with selections from our Pushcart nominations. Congratulations to our nominees!

Shaun Robinson, “American Men” and “Urban Animals”

Jamie Sharpe, “Baby Camouflage/Imprints on Glass”

Stevie Howell, “The Perseids”and “I’ve left nothing inside on purpose”

Marc Tretin, “On her 95th Birthday”

Congratulations, too, to our door prize winners: Carlos, Melissa, and Drew. We hope you enjoy the new books!

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Our huge, gorgeous baby.

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Back issues were up for grabs, too.

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The Jarmen: Alex Carey and Ryan Gaio.

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Alex serenades us with a solo piece.

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The Picaroons taps listening attentively.

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Alex puts on his Fiction Editor cap to read Kathyn Mockler’s “When the World Ends.”

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Poetry Editor Emily Skov-Nielsen reads Rosalyn Yake’s “Little Girl.”

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Fiction Editor Steven Suntres reads Brian DiNuzzo’s “Pub Runner.”

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Some of our favourite people.

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Managing Editor Katie Fewster-Yan reads two poems by Shaun Robinson.

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A surprise set of improvised chill vibes by Property//. 

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The Wilser’s stag approves.

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