Chris Faiers

Coming up today on Literary Landscape, a talk with Chris Faiers who published perhaps the first haiku chapbooks in Canada in the 60s, started Unfinished Monument Press in the 70s, ran the Main Street Library Series in Toronto in the 70s and 80s bringing in 60-70 poets, and Purdyfest in Purdy country in 2000s. He mentions his poem “Dominion Day in Jail” when he was jailed for the hate crime of a slogan on his tshirt in the 70s.
On two things I’m reading, as flashback to early 80s Unfinished Monument Press with poems by Mark McCawley, now of Urban Graffiti and now novelist Lynne Kositsky. That’s at 6:30pm EST at 93.1fm or CKCUfm online.

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