“One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.”
Have begun work on a new collaboration with artist / photographer / videographer Colin Askey on Catherine Owen’s Visualelegies, a project looking at mourning, loss and grief through two artists in concert. We went aboard the SS Master, a boat my father worked on for years, and shot a number of photographs of both the boat and some artefacts from my late father. Looking forward to writing towards his photos and the resulting ensemble.
Some info on Catherine’s work on this project:
I’m excited to read this Wednesday at the SFU Lunch Poems reading series. If you’re in Vancouver at lunch then, come hear myself and Heidi Greco read poems with a Q & A following! This is always a well-attended and interesting event.
My friend and talented jeweller Bridget Catchpole (Votum Jewellery) is featured!
The phenomenal Elee Kraljii Gardiner and the Thursdays Writing Collective were gracious enough to ask me to talk about Bud Osborn as a brief prelude to hearing both poems of Bud’s and the Collective’s poems in response. I talked about Bud and his legacy in the community. Was a real pleasure. Thanks to Elee and the Collective – it’s always great to talk about the man, and I thank you for reading his work and sharing your own. #DTES #Community
Photo credit: Tom Quirk / Heart of the City Festival