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!

Songwriter Shari Ulrich on the road again

Although long gone are the days when Canadian songwriters had to make their reputation in America in order to sustain a career, we’re still too modest when it comes to honouring our own. Yet on the international stage, Canadians have … Continue reading

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Holly Hyatt releases solo album Wild Heart

Holly Hyatt’s new album, Wild Heart, is a breath of fresh air and a new direction for this talented singer and bassist. Fans will already be familiar with her rich bluesy voice and her work with father and musical collaborator … Continue reading

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Landscape and Language as Character

Reflections on reading The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy Reading Thomas Hardy’s lesser known novel The Woodlanders returns me to a lifelong fascination with his writing. Hardy was an early literary touchstone for me in my self education as a writer, and … Continue reading

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5G “epidemic” to hit Sacramento, also Los Angeles, Houston, Indianapolis

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The Fisher King Retires (poem)

The Fisher King Retires —for Robin Williams, Keith Emerson, and all the wounded men   The decades wear down on us, not even water on stone but water on clay— flexible as muscle, yet weak outside the kiln, our love-hate … Continue reading

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Replanting the Lungs of the World

I hate to have to say this to some of my neighbours, but logging as we know it has to end. We are cutting out the lungs of the world. According to the National Resources Defense Council, forest clearcutting is … Continue reading

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Jammin’ the Blues: Interview with JW Jones

JOYCE: So we’re here at Finley’s Bar and Grill in Nelson, BC with JW Jones, upcoming blues star on the Canadian blues scene. I’m assuming Canadian— JONES: Yes, Ottawa. JOYCE: Oh, so you’re from the same city as Sue Foley … Continue reading

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