Category Archives: Recommended Reading

Manitoba Interlake Grain of Sand Poetry Contest

Deadline April 26 2 pm, at the Interlake Gimli Klean-All Laundromat April is poetry month in North America. The League of Canadian Poets has chosen “Time” as Canada’s theme celebrating our 150th year since confederation. Considering the Interlake beaches (they’re under the snow and ice somewhere), A Grain of Sand has been adopted for the

... read more.
Also posted in Idea Catalogue, Listening, Poems, Quotations, Reading Canadian Poems, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

19 MARCH 2017 ONE NIGHT ONLY!

7:30 Sunday TONIGHT !!!!!!!! SHIP & PLOUGH 40 Centre Street, Gimli, MB FREE FALL OPEN OPEN MIC THIS IS OUR ANNUAL OPEN NO THEME THEME NIGHT COME TO LISTEN, TO READ, TO SPEAK, TO CHANT, TO TELL A STORY, TO SING KEEP IT OPEN!   THERE WILL BE CONTESTS AND PRIZES INCLUDING TWO VOUCHERS PROVIDED

... read more.
Also posted in Listening, Music for Men Over Fifty: Poems of Love and Surgery, Poems, Reading Canadian Poems, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

z

  Having finished with The Sad Phoenician we’ll be moving on, possibly to some Mennonite poets. Blue in Green by Miles Davis  to have green become blue. Or vice versa.

... read more.
Also posted in Envoi, Listening, Poems, Quotations, Reading Canadian Poems | Leave a comment

y

 

... read more.
Also posted in Listening, Poems, Quotations, Reading Canadian Poems | Leave a comment

x

... read more.
Also posted in Listening, Poems, Quotations, Reading Canadian Poems, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Interlake Grain of Sand Poetry Contest

Klean-All Poet Announces Interlake 2017 Grain of Sand Poetry Month Contest Deadline April 26 2 pm April is poetry month in North America. The League of Canadian Poets has chosen “Time” as Canada’s  theme celebrating our 150th year since confederation. Considering  the Interlake beaches (they’re under the snow and ice somewhere), A Grain of Sand

... read more.
Also posted in Envoi, Poems, Reading Canadian Poems, This & That, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Writing my life

And writers make shit up. Even Anne Sexton, Slyvia Plath, Robert Lowell, or John Berryman. No matter the resemblances, and no matter how hard writers try to bleed authenticity all over their stories and poems, writers are still writing. Thank you Robert Kroetsch! But I write for my life, as Ted Dyck says for us, and

... read more.
Also posted in Envoi, Idea Catalogue, Poems, Reading Canadian Poems, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cover Poems (another Idea)

I think these two examples from my Jimmy Bang Blues Project explain it best. “Jimmy Bang’s Limbo Blues” covers a poem by Dorothy Parker and a song by King Biscuit Boy. This one is more recent, but reaches back to 1 Corinthians 13 1 – 3; and Marc Bolan of T.Rex fame. Jimmy’s Bang A

... read more.
Also posted in Envoi, Idea Catalogue, Listening, Poems, Quotations, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m Back

I’ve bought a good USB Microphone (thanks for the recommendation, Murray Toews) and will now finish recording The Sad Phoenician by Robert Kroetsch. You can check it out if you click on the letter o, a recent blog posts like the rest of the alphabet. I’m considering switching my blog to podcast, but we’ll see.

... read more.
Also posted in Envoi, Idea Catalogue, Listening, Music for Men Over Fifty: Poems of Love and Surgery, Reading Canadian Poems | Leave a comment

o

from The Sad Phoenician by Robert Kroetsch, published by Coach House Press, 1979. Read by Victor Enns.  

... read more.
Also posted in Listening, Music for Men Over Fifty: Poems of Love and Surgery, Poems, Reading Canadian Poems | Leave a comment