Can’t wait to get my hands on the Capilano Review’s Bowering issue. The essays and reviews sound phenomenal…Nikki Reimer reviews George Stanley’s “North of California St.”, Jordan Abel’s essay “Burning Water (Indian, Indians)”, George Stanley, Margaret Atwood, Steve Collis, Rob Taylor…the list goes on!
Many thanks to the amazing folks at Lemonhound (http://lemonhound.com/) for including me in a list of Vancouver poets! It’s a pretty astounding list, and really pushes home the number of great writers that are filling our city streets. And apartment buildings and houses. The below-mentioned Rob Taylor is in there, as are Alex Leslie, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Shazia Hafiz Ramjii, Andrew McEwan, Cail Judy (remember this bit we did together?), Chris Gilpin, Jennifer Zilm…and more!
Did I mention how brilliant this guy is? Besides being a great writer (read “The Other Side of Ourselves“, Cormorant Press 2011), Rob is a phenomenal advocate / organizer / supporter / mentor for poetry and poets. Follow his blog (http://rollofnickels.blogspot.ca/) for updates on his work, as well as local readings and events. #gorobgo
Thanks to organizers of this great event. A fine first reading of an ongoing series. Make it out to the next one if you can – it’s worth it! A perfect blend of spoken word artists, poets, and fiction writers throwing down at the Railway Club. Good stuff. And truly a pleasure and honour to read alongside Michael Turner.
“Never underestimate the meanness in people’s souls… Even when they’re being kind… especially when they’re being kind.”
― Alice Munro