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(Six of One broadside poems, courtesy of Judith Fitzgerald)
Tomorrow, BookFest Windsor 2012 will kick off. Among the many authors, poets and publishers scheduled to appear are Sheldon Cohen, Sheila Fischman, Marty Gervais, Phil Hall, James Laxer, Alison Pick, Noah Richler and John Ralston Saul.
And for poetry fans, Judith Fitzgerald Presents II: Six of One is an elegant Alison Dilworth-created limited-edition set of six hand-crafted broadside poems (by seven poets) – plus bio-notes and a silver-on-black hand-crafted holder-folder envelope – that showcases poems from George Bowering, Leonard Cohen, Judith Fitzgerald, Maxine Gadd, C. H. (Marty) Gervais, Karl Jirgens and Daphne Marlatt, It’s custom-made throughout and numbered 1 through 52. All the proceeds go, without exception, towards ensuring BookFest Windsor’s continued healthy existence.
Cohen himself called it “an eminently worthy and world-class enterprise.” Each one costs $25 and they’ll be on sale when the festival opens.
Ed Huyck reviewed the play for CityPages.com. A few excerpts follow.Monday May 6, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Ash Tanasiychuk takes pictures. Of Dina Del Bucchia. Nuff said. Oh, and Otters!Monday April 29, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Joanne Arnott interviews Wanda John-Kehewin about her new book In the Dog House:
I can’t really say there were many poets of the past that influenced my writing. I think when I really started to be inspired was when I heard that there were other Native writers, and that wasn’t until I moved to the West Coast in 1991. For some reason I didn’t think it was actually something an “Indian” could do. There weren’t any books in the library that were by First Nations people when I was growing up.Thursday April 25, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Garry Thomas Morse on poetry prizes and/or music in poetry. Whatever!
Not to pull an academy-bashing Joaquin Phoenix, but strictly off the record, I’ve never understood how prizes relate to poetry, exactly, and a number of acclaimed poets have confessed a similar sentiment in my presence, in one way or another. One would hope that a poet only gets into the racket out of an imperative need to do so, if not a compulsive love, implying all the emotions and forms of resentment love can contain. In that case, how can a prize for being the greatest lover compare to said love itself?
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