…Join the the conversation about the afterlives of books with Surrey’s Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar and KPU faculty member and author, Aislinn Hunter as well as a special performance from the Borealis String Quartet.”
Date: April 6 Time: 2:00-3:30pm Place: KPU Surrey Main Atrium RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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. “
My thanks to editors David Eso and Jeannette Lyons along with Goose Lane editions for including me in this incredible anthology:
“Under the covers of “Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets,” David Eso and Jeanette Lynes collect letters and epistolary poems from more than 120 Canadian poets, including Pauline Johnson, Malcolm Lowry, Louis Riel, Alden Nowlan, Anne Szumigalski, Leonard Cohen, John Barton, and Di Brandt, and many others, encompassing the breadth of this country’s English literary history.”