This was a great event. Thanks to organizers (especially RC Weslowski), the Violent Femmes cover band The Blisters, readers including Amber Dawn and Alex Leslie, and all those who attended. See you at the next one!
The Globe and Mail quoted me for Bud’s obituary….but the best part? They called me a young poet…yes! I’m still young! I just needed G&M to tell me so…
Miss and love you Bud. You shaped my heart.
Ok, trying not to freak out, but the Violent Femmes themselves just favourited a tweet Amber Dawn put up about this friday’s Violent Femmes Mashed Poetics. I feel like i’m holding hands with them a little bit. And then running away awkwardly. Yowsa!
Here’s the link to the event! $10 at the door. Good times pretty much guaranteed. See you there!
Excited to read as part of the Dead Poets series on July 13th! This series has living poets (hopefully) read the work of a non-living poet of their choice. I went with Hart Crane. Reading starts at 3pm! The other great writers and their choices:
Norman MacCaig (1910 – 1996), read by Christopher Levenson
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950), read by Jennica Harper
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926), read by Jeff Steudel
George Whipple (1927 – 2014), read by Eileen Kernaghan
See you there!
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