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YouTube launch of Dead Crow and The Muse

Well, let’s hope it’s true that it’s better late than never. Today marks the launch of my first poetry video, The Muse: Chameleon Fire, on YouTube—15 years after it was made. The poems were originally part of a limited edition, handmade … Continue reading

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Nakusp Medieval Days a blast from the past

Turns out there’s far more going on at Nakusp Medieval Days than just an exercise in nostalgia. Far more than merely a forum for staged battles, the festival boasts a wide array of revived ancient skills. Although numbers were down … Continue reading

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Memoirs—Sideways and Otherwise

“If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other … Continue reading

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Dee Hobsbawn-Smith: Three Books, Many Roads

Food, big sky, horses, love, loss, redemption. How Canadian is that? To find out, check out one of the readings by Saskatchewan-based author dee Hobsbawn-Smith, who will be visiting the north Slocan Valley as part of her Western Canada tour. … Continue reading

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Cascadia Poetry Festival seeks to eliminate boundaries

“A good map opens up the world; a great map evokes a story about the world.” —David McCloskey A Call to Eco-action National Poetry Month ended this year in BC with an exhilarating event. The third annual Cascadia Poetry Festival, held … Continue reading

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The Lost Kootenay Novel

“…a man in deep waters, just about to go over his head.” —Dave Margoshes, Drowning Man I believe I’ve found the ‘lost’ Kootenay novel—Dave Margoshes’ 2003 book Drowning Man. This superbly crafted work of literary fiction continually astonishes the reader with … Continue reading

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Giving Imaginative Shape to Vanishing Legends: The Poetry of Gary Geddes

A review of What Does a House Want? by Gary Geddes, Red Hen Press, Sacramento CA, 2014 “…giving imaginative shape to vanishing legends, mine and yours.” Gary Geddes: The Writer as Witness, from Out of the Ordinary—Politics, Poetry and Narrative, … Continue reading

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