Reflections on Music and Poetry – An evening with David Solway with musical accompaniment from Janice Fiamengo

Apr 18: 7–9  pm,   Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown

This event will focus on poetry, a reading and a discussion with the audience on the nature of the poetic imagination and creativity in general.  David will also illustrate the relation and difference between poetic craft and popular music with respect to cadence and lyrics.  People tend to believe that popular songs are merely poetry set to music, which is a completely false analogy. To illustrate this point, David will read a few poems and Janice will join him in showing how a similar theme is mediated differently in the two genres.

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in poetry and music. Book dinner at Neat before the event or join us afterward for a mix and mingle. Make it a great night out and it is recommended to book seats in advance to ensure availability.

Tickets:  $15 (incl HST) are available online at or at Neat Coffee Shop.

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David Solway is a leading Canadian poet, essayist and author of 35 books on various subjects including poetry,  criticism, travel, education and politics.  His wife Janice Fiamengo is a professor of English at the University of Ottawa and the author of books and articles on Canadian literature.