Poem in Guernica

I’m very pleased to have a poem in Guernica this month.

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Book Launch Photos

Alison E. Smith:

Darren’s book launch was so lovely: intimate, engaging, big-hearted.

Originally posted on darrengreer:

The book launch was a marvellous success. Wonderful readings by Alice Burdick and Alison Smith and terrific musical performance by Jim Henman. Some photos here. Missing Alison as she took most of these, so if anyone has one of her reading let me know and I’ll post it.

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Me, and Mom and Dad. Thanks guys!

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More Q&A.

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Someone at the launch sent Jim a Facebook friend request. He’s looking for the culprit.

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Alice Burdick reading her first poem

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Q&A. Best question? My eight-year-old nephew Robbie: “Is the book about mindfulness?” Brilliant! And yes, in some ways, it is. All books are to some degree, Robbie.

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Rocking it up with Jim Henman, co-founder of April Wine and Juno Hall of Fame Inductee

Image Caterer and book seller for the event. Also entrepreneur, fantastic actress…

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Poets Pick Poets

Poets Pick Poets

7 pm
Tuesday, May 13
Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library

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May 4, 2014 · 5:18 pm

Seen and Heard

The illustrious illustrator Sydney Smith hit the beach with his nephew last week. Is there a collaboration in the works?

Watch for signs at http://sydneydraws.tumblr.com/

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March 5, 2014 · 7:43 pm

Events: May 22

Events.

Darren Greer has announced the launch date of his novel Just Beneath My Skin. Follow the link for more details. Alice Burdick and I will be reading too.

Here’s a picture of us three after a reading at Lane’s in 2012. I would write more about our fabulous friendship but my computer is allowing me to type about one character every 10 seconds.

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Don’t B

Don't B

I feel like someone told a kid to spray that message. B Creative? A little bit suspicious. Great skatepark though.

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February 6, 2014 · 9:02 pm

What I’m listening to/reading between revisions

I haven’t been the most attentive blogger lately. I’ve been working, somewhat obsessively, on a manuscript. I can’t share any of that work here, but I can share some of the work that I visit between revisions.

I got to hear Marilyn Dumont read at the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival in 2005 and I’ve been following her work ever since. In workshops, I often use the poem “Let the Ponies Out” (from her award-winning collection, A Really Good Brown Girl) to talk about character and place. These bright and resonant poems are about seed bead work. Clear your schedule for the next 8 minutes, close all other tabs, sit back and listen:

Also of interest, Marilyn Dumont was interviewed by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy for Lemon Hound recently. I look forward to Dumont’s new book, The Pemmican Eaters.

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