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Poet P.K. Page dies, aged 93

Poet P.K. Page dies, aged 93

Renowned Canadian poet, novelist, artist and librettist,  P. K. Page has died aged 93 at her home in Oak Bay, British Columbia. Just two days ago I’d stopped by the Cadboro Bay Book Store and asked Amber what was new in the store and she pointed out a new chapbook Cullen by P.K. Page, published [...]

Sidney Reading Series - Susan Musgrave & Mary Novik

Sidney Reading Series – Susan Musgrave & Mary Novik

Out to Sidney on a wet Friday night to take in one of the Sidney Reading Series events at the Red Brick Cafe on Beacon Avenue.  Writer MAC Farrant hosted the event with readings from Vancouver novelist Mary Novik and Susan Musgrave, best known as a poet but who is also a novelist, essayist and [...]

The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology Book Launch & Fundraiser In Victoria

Harbour Publishing will hold a book launch and a fund raiser at the Community Arts Council Gallery of Greater Victoria (1001 Douglas Street) on Friday November 27 at 7PM for the Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology, edited by Paul Vermeersch. Victoria’s Poet Laureate Linda Rogers will host the event and poets Susan Stenson, Peter Trower and [...]

Photos from the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival

Photos from the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival

With the title of Malcolm Lowry’s posthumously published novel October Ferry To Gabriola in my head (even though it’s November) I boarded the ferry in Nanaimo to head over an check out the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival at the Surf Lodge. I had a great time, saw a few familiar faces and met a [...]

Richard Harrison - Interview - Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

Richard Harrison – Interview – Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

LP: You have a new book of essays coming out, a book you co-edited  (with Jamie Dopp) on hockey called Now is the Winter. What can you  tell us about this book? RH: Let me sell it: if you want to think about hockey inside and outside the rink, inside and outside the arena, inside [...]

New Books from Nightwood Editions - Bachinsky, Binks, Bowling, Rosnau and Scofield

New Books from Nightwood Editions – Bachinsky, Binks, Bowling, Rosnau and Scofield

The ever helpful Rachel at Nightwood Editions had sent me a number of their latest books and I thought it was about time I brought them to your attention. Four poetry volumes and one novel for you to check out. Great also to read on their site the news (that I had completely missed) that [...]

Beat poet Harold Norse, dead at 92

Obituaries from the New York Times and the LA Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Poets And Authors Write The News

Israeli newspaper assigns 31 poets and authors to cover the news for one day.

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 [...]

P. K. Page -You are Here - Book Launch

P. K. Page -You are Here – Book Launch

The Grande Dame of Canadian Letters, P.K. (Patricia Kathleen)  Page, launched her latest book ‘You are Here’ , published by Hedgerow Press, with a book reading and signing at the Winchester Galleries Humboldt Street location in Victoria. The 92-year-old Page, who is especially noted for her poetry, has had nearly forty books published in genres [...]