news | Tuesday June 4, 2024

Remembering Barry McKinnon

C.S. Giscombe remembers Barry McKinnon, author of The Centre, In the Millenium and more in the Capilano Review.

An excerpt:

“I came into Prince George for the first time in October 1991, having bicycled up from Vancouver, and Barry McKinnon agreed to meet me in the parking lot of the Downtown Motel. I knew who Barry was because I’d admired his “Pulp Log” excerpt — the poet talking from Sears/Roebuck — in The I’ve been to Prince George almost every year since then, the conversation begun at the Downtowner having simply continued. My 1998 poetry book, Giscome Road, is dedicated to Barry.”

Read the complete piece here.