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ottawa poetry newsletter: Works from thecanadaproject, vol 2

rob mclennan, curator over at ottawa poetry newsletter, has been kind enough to feature a new installment from volume 2 of thecanadaproject:

“No language exists on the outside. Finders must venture inside.

                                    from thecanadaproject, volume two

So here we are, beetling away into a language, alone in our library corners. I will now attempt a trans-literal inscription of this note.

Scrip. No. #1

Centre Pompidou - Paris Standing Exhibit July 2012
Image by Renée Sarojini Saklikar. An installation at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, July 2012, from their standing exhibit.

The fragments are proving elusive. My Sanskriti-Romano-Celtic/Saxon is terrible.

To search for the grammatical underpinning of any hybrid…

However, I refuse to accept that even writing about Sanskriti-Romano-Celtic/Saxon in its cousin-language, English, is a kind of sacrilege.

Worldwide there are but a handful of scholars who would hazard a guess at the bastard provenance. Glad you, at least, are interested.

BTW, I refuse to believe Old Aunty’s curse.

One monsoon afternoon, over steaming surti-tea, she said: Deekrah-beti, don’t use acronyms. Use of acronyms will find you with some really bad happening-thing. This will occur on the last day of February, in any given year. “

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thecanadaproject in Paris July 2012

Preparing for the Journey: going up the coast

It is Sunday. There is longing.

Also, thecanadaproject, upcoming readings:

Poetry in the Park, August 08, Wednesday, 6:30pm –  Queen’s Park Band Shelter, New Westminster, BC

Summer Dreams Literary Festival, August 25, Saturday, Trout Lake – an amazing line-up of performers – I’ll be reading with Sandy Shreve


thecanadaproject in Paris July 2012

Canadian scholars and a poet : about an unfinished past


“Where the scholarly interacts with artistic expression”

About sites of research, about poetry, inside, outside of language

July, 2012, at the UNESCO campus, 125 avenue de Suffren, Paris: Dr. Angela Failler, University of Winnipeg