Author Archives: seanarthurjoyce

About seanarthurjoyce

I am a poet, journalist and author with a strong commitment to the environment and social justice. If anything, I have too many interests and too little time in a day to pursue them all. Film, poetry, literature, music, mythology, and history probably top the list. My musical interests lie firmly in rock and blues with a smattering of folk and world music. I consider myself lucky to have lived during the great flowering of modern rock music during its Golden Age in the late 1960s/early '70s. In poetry my major inspirations are Dylan Thomas, Rilke, Neruda and the early 20th century British/American poets: Auden, Eliot, Cummings. My preferred cinema includes the great French auteurs, Kirosawa, Orson Welles, and Film Noir. My preferred social causes are too numerous to mention but include banning GMOs, eliminating poverty (ha-ha), and a sane approach to forest conservation and resource extraction. Wish me—wish us all—luck on that one!

Levee Town Mints a Rock Classic

Review of Levee Town, Trying to Keep My Head Above Water Normally I prefer my guitars fat and dirty in tone, growling rather than chirping, pushed to the edge of feedback before being reeled back in from chaos, but always, … Continue reading

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Joyce Celebrates Release of Words from the Dead

I’m proud to announce the publication of my tenth book, Words from the Dead: Relevant Readings in the Covid Age, published by Ekstasis Editions of Victoria, BC Canada.[1] My body of published work now includes poetry, a novel, Western Canadian … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Rebels Gone? Indeed

A Review of Van Morrison’s Latest Record Project Vol. 1 INTRODUCTION: This review combines an excerpt from my new book, Words from the Dead: Relevant Readings in the Covid Age [1] and more recent writing. The excerpted portions (set in … Continue reading

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