Category Archives: Poems

The Ballad of the Children of the Czar

SHORT INTRO This old thing is my favourite poem by Delmore Schwartz, and in my top 100 favourite poems. This one is copied from the Poetry Foundation site, citation at the bottom.There may be many good pictures of Schwartz but I haven’t found them. These are from https://pcolman.wordpress.com/tag/lou-reed/. A blog by Padraig Colman.Lou Reed took

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IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO TODAY

TUMOUR IN THE FOURTH VENTRICLE  For Theo Suspended, slung in mid-air for surgery, son, you are alive, a metal halo, screwed into your skull to still your head. The swaggering neurosurgeon cuts out a circle of your skull, pulls it out like plug to reach your brain. The careful knives know where they have to

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A Poem I Like

“AUBADE” by W.S. Di Piero published in March 30th 2020 New Yorker, morning blessings for our times. Photo by eliana melisande. Thank You!

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Poets’ Poker Night in Regina

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Innocence (i. Introduction)

The Angel that presided ‘oer my birth The Angel that presided ‘oer my birth Said, “Little creature, form’d of Joy and Mirth, “Go love without the help of any Thing on Earth.” Auguries of Innocence   By William Blake To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 

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Dispatch from Belfast 1996

John Field – 1996 Dispatch from Belfast* the first play, his hands a long way off from his shirt and casket cuffs demonstrating clementi’s instrument with his soft fingertips. The society of Russia made him “Darling” finally, his mistress made him her husband after three years under under his This time, these next years now

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LISTEN, HERE

I’m starting a new project that has been in the works for four months or forty years depending on where you start to count. My focus will be on listening, using what I hear to inspire my writing. This is what I heard on Monday morning. I intend to record the poems then delete the

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IMPOSTER BINGO

FOR PERFORMANCE I AM NOT I am not a theatre artist, I am not an actor, I am not a playwright, I am not a dramaturg. I am not a novelist, I am not a journalist, I am not a magazine writer, or a copywriter. I am not a composer, I am not a conductor,

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WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 29

WRITING POETRY AND FICTION ABOUT FAMILY MATTERS Facilitated by Victor Enns VICTOR’S BOOKS OF INTEREST FOR WORKSHOP 10:00 a.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019 Please register at the Clearbrook Public Library

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READING LOVE & SURGERY

  Reading  & Wkshp. Dates Location Reading Time Workshop September 27 Calgary Loft112 7:00   September 29 Abbotsford Clearbrook Library 2:00pm – 3:00pm 10:00 a.m. “Writing poetry and fiction about familoy matters” October 3 Vancouver Massy Books 6:00pm   October 5 Victoria JB Coffee & Books 5:00pm     October 9 and or 10th Sechelt

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