It’s only slightly less large, proportional to her, than some of those backpacks on kindergarteners.
Writers Fest Poetry starts today with the Archibald Lampman Award out in Orleans at the Shenkman Centre.
Competing in the timeslot is the Tree Press Chapbook Award and launch of Mary Lee Bragg’s collection. That is after a Tree Seed Workshop by Claudia Coutu Radmore on link and shift, something of a basic move for poetry generally and especially useful for renga and ghazals. That’s at SAW Gallery at 6:45.
The rest of the week will likely be the madness which is the love story of Apostrophe for Semicolon, a 108 (or maybe 110) sonnet run. I do a few in parallel. I’m done 38. They need some more polishing but they seem roughly right. 3 more are partly done. It is taking shape like a novel in sonnets. The most fun I’ve had writing poems since the train series. I’m all about the slime moulds. And gender flipping. And linotype. It all fits.
Friday is the big day , a triple header of must-see poetry at Writers Fest:
I wouldn’t miss those. They’ll be great readings. Two books to buy. I have enjoyed every previous book of both. And I think I’ve only ever missed one or two Newlove Awards.
On Saturday is the other poetry event:
5:00pm • Manx Pub • 370 Elgin St.
Plan 99: BookThug Launch with
Michael Blouin, Sandra Ridley and André Alexis
All launching new books I’m curious to see the final product of. They all give excellent readings.
Quote: “Whereas good poetry has easily recognizable truth and beauty, great poetry strains at the limits of both thought and expression — it doesn’t stop at the usual safe terminals” ~ Cal Bedient, in Poet Quote Unquote, ed. by Dennis O’Driscoll