A reading as part of his two-week residency with Kootenay School of Writing. Andrews is well known as a “Language” poet, a group of North American poets who first gained notice through L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine, which Andrews and Charles Bernstein formed in 1978. The “Language” poets propose a shift from the dominant “close” form of poetry to a more open text in which the reader is an equal producer of meaning. Andrews focuses on the politics of language in our lives – his work is a mix of social voices that uses humour, irony, and juxtaposition as commentary. Co-sponsored by the Kootenay School of Writing.