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Monthly archive June, 2008

Oh, Cate!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Deb Harris, wherever you are.

Talking with Derek Beaulieu, No Press

Earlier I queried the relationship between time and gender. Here’s one a poet who seems to bend time, or perhaps just use it well. beaulieu uses his time not so much in formulating opinions—though he has those—but in creating and supporting an active literary community that might cohere in Calgary but extends internationally. No Press...

roof-top poets

roof-top poets, originally uploaded by johnwmacdonald. Rock on, John and Jon.

Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Samuel Beckett, Play

Chapbook launch

Nineteen Short Stories by Samuel Beckett, Sina Queyras, No Press, 2008 Thursday, June 19, 20087:30pm – 8:30pmPages Books1135 Kensington Road NW Calgary, AB Brief author Q&A Q:Why Beckett? A: Story oppresses me. Q: Yes but why Beckett? Can’t imagine this being up for long; it’s absolutely stunning. A favourite of the Beckett on Film series....

No more subsidies for dirty industry

Photo by Edward Burtynsky Feel free to email The Honourable Loyola Hearn and let him know what you think about losing sixteen pristine lakes to be used as tailing ponds. This is nothing more than a subsidy that allows companies to save money by polluting and not building proper containers for this toxic waste. A...

Not on my watch

CBC discloses plans to use 16 pristine lakes as toxic dump sites. How is that for a lack of imagination?

Vigdís Grímsdóttir, author

2I9E0129, originally uploaded by Eythor.


More good news for poetry. A new issue of How2 now up.Volume 3, Issue 2Summer 2008 Featuring: ECOPOETICS with poems, essays, papers and postcards from: Dorothy Alexander / LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs / Tina Darragh and Marcella Durand / Rachel Blau DuPlessis / Cynthia / Hogue / Janis Butler Holm / Siel Ju / a.rawlings...


When I am snagged into reading the abundant commentary on sites such as Silliman (here the men discuss Sex & The City) and Poetry Foundation etc, I think I can hear women lifting the untidy cuffs of men as they sit formulating and formulating opinion after opinion on opinion after opinion, wiping the floor around...

Divided poems divide and unite them

Divided poems divide and unite them, originally uploaded by ionushi.

Conference on Conceptual Poetry

Coverage from the Conference now up on the University of Arizona Poetry Center website. You’ll find an ‘editorial’ of sorts from Kenny Goldsmith here, and other posts describing presenters if you fish around this week’s offerings.

Good News For Canadian Poetry

Edited by poet and critic Stephen Collis, The Poetic Front, a new journal out of SFU. Check out the piece on Susan Howe by Kim Minkus–a young poet with a first book titled 9 Freight which I posted on here. Other highlights include Christine Stewart on McCaffery and Andrew Klobucar on Rae Armantrout and Collis...

Zoe Strauss on horse broad and federal web

zs on horse broad and federal web, originally uploaded by Zoe Strauss. See my interview with Zoe last spring–was it only last spring Philly folk??

Della Reese