Thursday, May 31, 2012

Transit Of Venus Chapbook short listed by Doire Press Ireland

My chapbook of poetry, Transit Of Venus, being launched June 2 2012 in Vancouver, was short listed by Doire Press in Ireland for their poetry chapbook publishing prize.

Twenty six new poems about love, taking public transit, and life transitions. Free verse, prose poems, sestina and found poems.

Love from New York restaurants, to the Big Bang Theory,  and the back of an ambulance. Interactions and philosophy on public transit through the doors of buddhism, memory and strangers notebooks. Life transitions like illness, disability, mortality through the lens of jack layton, frida khalo, the 2011 Tsunami in Japan.

You can check out me reading the sestina poem bear at the bottom of a previous blogpost.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

June 2 2012 The Independents Reading and Chapbook Launch

 Saturday June 2 2012
6pm to 8pm
Montmarte Cafe
4362 Main St (at 27th)

The Independents writing collective will be reading new work, poetry and prose and launching our handmade chapbooks, should be a fun evening!

Hosted by award winning poet and raconteur Jen Currin, The Writers Studio at SFU poetry and lyric prose mentor.

Readings by:

Yaana Dancer
Dhana Musil
Meg Torwl
Leanne Dunic
Cole Nowicki
Katie Quakenbush
Jaime-Lee Kirtz

I will be reading from my new chapbook, Transit of Venus, which explores themes of love, public transit and life transitions. It was short listed for the poetry chapbook publishing prize by Doire Press Ireland. Come celebrate early the transit of venus (which is occurring on June 5th 2012,  won't happen again until 2117, and has only been noted 6 times in recorded history!) - when the planet venus passes in front of earth's sun.

Checkout photos of the event on Integrial Media Facebook