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What is Cecily Nicholson up to? Poet and author of the award-winning long poem From the Poplars, and other titles, when not working at the unique Gallery Gachet in Vancouver, participates in readings and facilitates writing workshops. This spring and summer, she’ll also be a writer in residence in Ontario and then BC.
From the Poplars was recently the subject of a brief but poignant interview by CBC Daybreak South: “How one tiny island tells the story of New Westminster.”
Nicholson is currently facilitating a teacher’s writing group supported by the Surrey Teacher’s Association in Surrey, British Columbia. In the spring, she will begin a residency at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, in collaboration with its Cultural Studies department; in addition to the residency and manuscript consultations, she’ll collaborate through performance and print with other artists. Later in the summer, Nicholson will take up another writing residency at Woodhaven, University of British Columbia – Okanagan.
Also look for Nicholson at the Denman Island Readers and Writers festival in July 2016.
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.
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