I used to use this space for rumination, poetry drafts, signal boost to other blogs, and it gradually unconsciously became a PSA hub and advertorial for organizations I’m involved with. I went silent for a while for taking on too much, including house-construction and moving to another province. Probably no one is left reading but […]
Can I peg a poet as written or spoken from a headshot? The performance with body on stage poet is more apt to get studio lighting, performance capture with expressive face and microphone. There’s more dynamic angles. The written poet disproportionally is outside, with grass, trees. Written poets are more likely to conceal their face […]
April 3-May 8, 2017, weekly on Mondays for 6 weeks. Haiku and other short forms: Haiku, senryu, short lyric, tanka, minimalism, one word poems, erasure poetry. Online, and in-person thru Studio Nouveau in Ottawa if there’s 6 people in person. The best of participant poems go into a phafours press chapbook. $200 for 12 hours. I […]
Futher micronotes on what I completed in 2016. Taxi Cab Voice, an arrangement for Bill Hawkins by Neil Flowers (above/ground, 2016) — I liked the title poem Returning Two (Judith Copithorn, 1972) in search of the perfect loaf: a home baker’s odyssey by Samuel Fromartz (Viking/Penguin, 2014) — extensively obsessively researched, and such enthusiasm is […]
Or might. the pet radish, shrunken is up for the Lampman. Winning book is announced this fall. The three finalists are: David Groulx, Wabigoon River Poems (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON: Kegedonce Press, 2015) A ferocious, erudite collection centred around an unflinching epic poem, breathtaking in its wide-ranging look at oppression, revolution, and survival. Wabigoon River Poems draws upon Indigenous knowledge and traditions […]
Words(on)Pages Chapbook spring launches, Toronto! April 20, 2016, 7-9pm, 6:30 door. That’s Upstairs at The Central, 603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7 FB event page A triple launch: Brady Tighe’s debut chapbook, Bottling the Lead Singer of the Mountain Goats, Adam Zachary’s Bodies Vs. and Pearl Pirie’s An Ongoing Lack of Spontaneous Combustion, An Ongoing Lack […]
If you want to take a poetry workshop in January, we’re almost full but there’s room for 1 more, might be room for 2. Deep reads, challenges, and chapbook making. I week left to register.