The Vancouver-born poet and novelist Stan Rogal was the featured reader for the launch tonight of the2017 Spring issue of Windsor Salt, a publication from the University of Windsor’s Creative Writing department. The work in this magazine also included the work of a group of graduate students, taught by Dr. Karl Jirgens, former editor of Rampike, one of the longest-serving literary periodicals in Canadian literary history.
This event took place at the popular Mare Nostrum Café on campus. Rogal, the co-founder of Bald Ego Theatre and at one time coordinated a weekly literary reading series at The Idler Pub in Toronto, is one of the more entertaining and best-known writers on the public reading circuit. His powerful delivery was filled with humour. Rogal was joined by an impressive gang of other writers that included Vanessa Barraco, Jennie Broadwell, Tim Fogarty, Micaela Muldoon and the ever-engaging and funny Yanik Gallie.
Rogal’s poetry and fiction can be found in scores of magazines and anthologies in Canada, the US and Europe. He has some 19 books to his credit including four novels and 11 poetry collections.