Cascadia Poetry Festival 3 – Nanaimo

Sometimes there are events in my life that are so intense, or have so much action packed into a short time, it takes me a long time to write about them. Having founded a poetry festival for the Cascadia bioregion in which I have lived since 1988, my attendance at the...

Deconstructing For Kurt Cobain

I had a poem published in the anthology culled from featured readers at the Planet Earth Poetry reading series in Victoria. Yvonne Blomer, the series curator and co-editor of the Poems from Planet Earth anthology yesterday wrote to contributors:  Hello poets, I hope...

Force Field: 77 Women BC Poets

Soon after I made plans to go to Victoria, BC, for the launch of the Poems from Planet Earth anthology (see this post), I found out the launch of another anthology was happening the next day in Vancouver at the downtown library. Getting a one-way ticket on the...

Poems from Planet Earth

As mentioned in my last post (Walking Victoria) in addition to some lovely photo opportunities and the best matcha ever, I attended the launch for a new anthology of poems made up of past readers at the Planet Earth poetry reading at Moka Coffee in Victoria, BC. Poems...

Planet Earth Poetry Anthology

“I LOVE the Canadian side of Cascadia as it deals with poetry. In Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson and elsewhere there are retired poets constructing Mesostics, discussing Jack Spicer and Robin Blaser and generally being open to more innovative work. This includes...