Posted today: Episode 71 of small machine talks in which Amanda Earl & I chat.
I got my advanced author’s copies of Water Loves Its Bridges from The Alfred Gustav Press. It’s in good company with Al Rempel, Connie T Braun and Tom Wayman.
You had your chance. It’s too late to subscribe for December, but you can for whoever’s out next July.
I have almost dozen author copies left of this epistolatory haibun ( letters and haiku) to my dad, 11 years after he passed. Copies are $12 domestically, including shipping.
I’m restocked on footlights too. $24 with shipping or both for $35.
I don’t think I ever posted a link here to the written interview from Oct 25th on community and writing.
Up at the blog of 49thShelf are 7 new books of 2020 that delighted me this year.
From 4-5pm EST tomorrow, in the first of 2 hour show Bruce Kauffman and I chatLIVE on Finding a Voice locally at 101.9fm – or – Livestreaming worldwide at cfrc.ca BY 7PM THAT EVENING: On the blogspace at findingavoiceoncfrcfm.wordpress.com All shows remain there 4 years.
The direct link to hour 1 is here.
Everything literary runs on metaphors, acting as a lubricant for us to move through our lives. Pearl has a sort of sixth sense when it comes to seeing these devices, as if she sees a dimension few people can see. A penny for her thoughts indeed would be an investment with high returns.
As an empath, she carefully considers everything, observing from afar, yet her affection never diminishes with the distance.
Amanda Earl’s review of footlights, also at GoodReads, says in part,
in this book, there is strength, compassion, tenderness and vulnerability. Pearl doesn’t flinch away from illness, discomfort, anger, ageing, blood, or the struggles of the body.
Louise Carson at Poets.ca in a review of footlights called, Straddling the third wall, remarks,
The marvellous line “whatever snaps your shutter, eh.” made me think of Diane Arbus photographing the disabled, the poor, and how we judge people in an instant, take the character shot and file it.
On a personal note, my mom’s funeral is tomorrow.
I’ll give a eulogy, the first and hopefully last time, I’ll ever need to do that in life.
How fitting that the pen my mom gave me for Christmas should run dry while I edit it.
There’s still 7 days of readings left of free readings in VERSeFest. (You can always donate at the site so VF can do more than the funding.)
As a new addition this year, the site has direct buy link of the collections of many poets, and sample poems of many of the poets in translation at the bios.
Friday night will be a live slam competition and the weekend have 3 events per day, including Americans, international, and Janick Belleau and Marshall Hryciuk at the haiku event on Sunday.