An outstanding reading last night from these folks, in support of Rob’s new book, “Strangers” (you can buy this here). Really great to be out in Clark Park and see some fine folks I haven’t seen in…you know…a pandemic’s age…
I only had enough cheddar to pick up one more book, and chose Dallas Hunt’s book “Creeland“. Looking forward to digging into that soon!
In a way, it’s flattering to the medium that comics and graphic novels are being challenged and banned in public school systems and libraries each year alongside well-known literary classics (“challenged” means someone wanted the book removed but was unsuccessful in their bid, and the book remained on the shelves).
It means kids are reading these books, that they’re making it onto curricula and reading lists, and that they’re making people uncomfortable.
But kids have been reading comics since adults have been publishing them. And the history of censorship…
Thanks for all those who tuned in to the radio show yesterday. Was a lot of fun! Thanks also to Matt Granlund for doing a great interview and letting me read some poems into the airwavvves…here’s the podcast in case you missed it and would like to hear it. Word!
Ok, trying not to come apart at the seams here – launching The Monument Cycles at the Anza Club this coming Wed 10 April at 7:30pm. Promises to be a wild event – other folks launching include Daphne Marlatt, Stephen Collis, Dina Del Bucchia, and Wanda John-Kehewin. Event details here. Would love to see you, whoever you are.