Feb 23: Planet Earth Poetry Series

Tonight, Garry Gottfriedson and I will be reading at the Planet Earth Poetry series in Victoria. There will be an open mic session. Details below!

“The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by a featured reader(s). Planet Earth Poetry is located at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books). Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.”

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Lunch Poems at SFU: Selina Boan and Tristin Greyeyes

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Lunch Poems connects the city with poets – a great place to bring your lunch and your questions about poetry. There’s always a Q & A after the reading.

The light in the Teck Gallery at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

Where: Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver

When: Feb 21, 2018 at 12:00pm

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After the Battle of Kingsway, the Bees: A Review

Many thanks to Calgary poet, editor, and Touch the Donkey contributor Nikki Sheppy for reviewing my chapbook After the Battle of Kingsway, the Bees, in the latest issue of filling Station (“the small press issue!”) A snippet:

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Bees, not moths, figure in Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s butter-coloured chapbook, After the Battle of Kingsway, the Bees—from above/ground press. The 15-page suite is an excerpt from volume 2 of Saklikar’s ongoing long work about place and identity, thecanadaproject—from which her first book, Children of Air India, un/authorized exhibits and interjections, also draws…”

You can read the review at above/ground press HERE.


Jan 27 – Mashed Poetics: Full Moon Fever

I’ll be performing a couple of sci-fi journey poems with the Mashed Poetics crew next Saturday on the Drive. Come on by and say hi! Here are the details:

“Mashed Poetics is a night of spoken word and music mash up. Poets are asked to write new work based on a song from the album we choose and we have a live band to play all the songs. Poets perform in between the tunes.

The next show is Saturday Jan 27th at Café Deux Soleils and we feature the late 80s classic Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty.”

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Jan 25: Robbie Burns Day Poetry Recital

robbie burns“You’re invited!

Please join SFU Surrey and Vancouver’s Executive Directors, Steve Dooley and Laurie Anderson, Surrey’s Poet Laureate, Renee Saklikar, and the community as we celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s beloved poet, Robbie Burns.

If you’ve never heard the Bard of Ayrshire’s poetry, participated in a bagpipe procession or tasted haggis (or quite simply, you can’t get enough), this will be a real treat.

  • 11.30am: BagPipe & Haggis Procession. Led by the Executive Directors, the procession will start from the staircase at main entrance to Central City mall leading to the WestStone Group Grand Hall (campus mezzanine).
  • 12pm: Welcome Remarks, Haggis Address & Food Tasting
  • 12.30pm: Robbie Burns Poetry Recital.

Come join and listen to Surrey’s Poet Laureate as she reads Robbie Burn’s poetry. There will also be an opportunity to try your hand at Burns poetry, and a chance to win a prize! Also, during the week of January 22nd, be sure to check out the Robbie Burns literary works display at the Surrey campus’s Fraser Library.  To get into the spirit of the occasion, feel free to dress in traditional Scottish attire, or sport your favourite tartan colours!”

Date: Thursday, January 25th
Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Location: SFU Surrey (campus mezzanine)