Some of the questions I was posed for the Girl Guides included these: Do you have poems about dragons? Not yet. But magic yes, and poems that play in imagination. I read from a pet radish, shrunken (Book*hug, 2015). What inspires you to make a poem? Sometimes when you have no one you can talk […]
Hard to chair a meeting, host, record minutes and take snapshots. But totally doable. Pics from the meeting today of Winter KaDo here.
Roland at the Peter F Yacht Club last night. His poem on the page in issue adds another dimension with the stanzas floating around the page like the papers on the water in “Waist Steep”. I came late so missed part, was still mentally arriving while Marilyn Irwin read, but in break I heard that […]
Gradually photos are surfacing from the weekend. Here are 118 of my photos. Anyone who attended who is on Flickr is welcome to add their photos to the Haiku Canada Group. Like you? Liana Voia uploaded videos of some events and interviews including the launch of a new magazine of Canadian Punjabi haiku named Wah. […]
Kevin Spenst spent yesterday poem-bombing Ottawa. He’s towards the end of the biggest poetry tour possible for the smallest wee books. When he gets back to Vancouver he’ll hit 100. Kingston gets him today and St. Catharines, soon. And last night the Factory Series Reading happened. What a fun time. Good crew of audience with […]
A few more things from Versefest. Sue Goyette read. She warned before her reading think of it like technomusic. The poems make no sense. There’s no decoder ring, no test afterwards. You get them or you don’t. You probably already have Sue Goyette’s Ocean right? Before or after it was short-listed for the Griffin? Funny […]
Railroad is a new pop-up reading series around town run by Rona Shaffran and Rod Pederson. It happens irregularly when there are speakers and a venue. On April 16th it was a special Signature Editions spring launch. It was a full to standing room only house. Rod Pederson gave some intros. There was a warm […]
Rusty welcomed a full house to the Versefest Hall of Honour on March 30th. Each year the idea is to give appreciation to someone who builds up Ottawa’s poetry community by sustained efforts. Day 6 of Versefest involved conferring thanks to 2 people in the community who have spent years making the community with their […]