Archive for Poem

You are browsing the archives of Poem.

Poetry Broadsheets from High Ground Press

High Ground Press (Theresa Kishkan and John Pass)  have announced the publication of their Companions Series of poetry broadsheets.  The series was launched at the Alcuin Society’s Wayzgoose Fine Print Fair in Vancouver last fall and are available now to libraries and collectors. Twelve  letterpress sheets feature poems by contributing poets written in response to [...]

Poetry On Vancouver Hotel Facade

Not sure if this is literature or visual art,  a combination of both I guess, but these words from a poem by Liam Gillick adorn the outside of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at Burrard and Cordova in Vancouver. The window washers were a nice touch on a wet Vancouver day.

Vancouver Phone Booth Poem

Vancouver Phone Booth Poem

I’ve been away in Vancouver covering the Olympics and have a few things to post regarding things literary but for now will just post this photo I took on Main Street.

Back And Annoyed But With A Reminder of Robert Service

Back And Annoyed But With A Reminder of Robert Service

My apologies for the lack of updates, interviews etc. I have been busy, away etc. and the downside of one person operation is that it’s one person. I had hoped to get the site rolling again tonight with photos from the David Sedaris reading at Bolen Books but that won’t be happening as I was [...]

Poet Tree -Carla Funk & Glenn Closson

Poet Tree -Carla Funk & Glenn Closson

Sculptor Glenn Clossom created a sculpture to honour Carla Funk, Victoria’s first poet laureate, that was installed at the corner of Government and Broughton Streets in downtown Victoria February 2. The sculpture, a 4.5 metre metal tree, has Funk’s poem Hide and Seek displayed on metal ribbons woven in the tree branches.

Nicole Markotic - Interview

Nicole Markotic – Interview

LP: You have a novel coming out shortly? What can you tell us about it? NM: OK, I’m not the greatest at speaking about my own books, but I’ll give this a whirl… Here’s what we came up with for the back blurb: Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot is a narrative of longing [...]

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry - Reading/Launch

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry – Reading/Launch

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poets published by Mother Tongue Publishing had a launch and reading at Victoria’s Bolen Books. The anthology edited by Mona Fertig and Harold Rhenisch contains poems from 108 contributors from British Columbia. Posters, books and postcards for the launch. Publisher and editor Mona Fertig performed MC duties Kyeren Regehr [...]

Al Purdy House For Sale

The Purdy house on Robin Lake in Ameliasburgh, Ontario, built by Al Purdy and fellow poet Milton Acorn, is being put up for sale by his widow Eurithe. Attempts to have the house preserved as a writers’ retreat have attracted little interest. From the Globe and Mail.

Jailbreaks, 99 Canadian Sonnets - An interview with Editor Zacharia Wells

Jailbreaks, 99 Canadian Sonnets – An interview with Editor Zacharia Wells

Jailbreaks, 99 Canadian Sonnets, edited by Zacharia Wells LP: How did Jailbreaks come to be? ZW: I’ve always been drawn to the sonnet and had read a few recently published international sonnet anthologies. I found them to be not quite international enough, particularly when it came to Canada. I started mentally cataloguing all the Canadian [...]