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  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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Poetry Month in the Interlake (New Idea for)

INTERLAKE GRAIN OF SAND POETRY FESTIVAL APRIL 28 – 30 ….(next year country….) GIMLI, MANITOBA “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” from “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake “Time flies like an […]

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

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