My long poem, THOT-J-BAP, appears in Issue 12, of Oakland, CA’s Tripwire (David Buuck, editor) in a feature on Vancouver writers, including…
Jordan Abel, George Bowering, Louis Cabri, Jeff Derksen, Amy D’Ath, Mercedes Eng, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sonnet L’Abbe, Danielle LaFrance, Christine Leclerc, Donato Mancini, Rolf Maurer, rob mclennan, Cecily Nicholson, Lisa Robertson, Stephen Collis, Fred Wah, Rita Wong, and others…
…along with a special tribute to Peter Culley. Thrilled to keep this company and Unceded.
THE REVOLVING CITY is a collection of poetry and short poetic essays where the physical, historical, cultural and linguistic grounds of the urban experience are examined by each poet’s reflection on their own work. The book is co-edited by Wayde Compton and Renée Sarojini Saklikar. You can hear them both authors speak about the making of the book on Waxed Poetic, the long running poetry show on Vancouver Co-op Radio:30 | Vancouver Co-op Radio
A note of thanks: many thanks to everyone who attended our book launch, hosted by SFU Public Square in collaboration with Lunch Poems at SFU and The Writer’s Studio. Over a hundred guest participated in our reception which included an enormous celebratory cake, book table with our publisher Anvil Press, and readings by Joanne Arnott, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, George Stanley, Fred Wah, and Betsy Warland. These poets read beautifully, with George Bowering bringing down the house as he read the late Jamie Reid’s poem, “Prayer.” SFU President Andrew Petter opened the event, and the co-founder of Lunch Poems at SFU, Shauna Sylvester, hosted a memorable evening. Deep gratitude to the discerning brilliance of co-editor, Wayde Compton, the precision organizational skills of Robin Prest, Kim Gilker, from our Lunch Poems team and of course, a thousand thanks to our managing editor Monica Miller.
You can buy The Revolving City at Anvil Press and we’ll also be at Word Vancouver this Sunday.
about language, inside/out-sides: lyric/linear
about talis/woman for the road, language hobbyist, found-by-chance, inside F Wah’s “Half-Bred Poetics” inside Wayde Compton’s teaching – to show, to construct – inside The Writer’s Studio
Betsy Warland telling me, maybe it is–
about time, about 1980’s at UBC: anthology, blue, paperback (WH New)
about rhythm in Ryga No 5 and Tim Bowling‘s seven
about Main Street and her songs – taking YVR on the skytrain to hear Jam Ismail
about Keefer Street
hey, miss you, Jax