Monthly Archives: July 2006


Fry on Form and Anchovy Amnesty

A book that has, I’m told, not received the best of reviews lies open by my chair these days, and I’m enjoying it so far. The Ode Less Travelled is Stephen Fry’s guide to Unlocking the Poet Within. It’s a … Continue reading

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Democratic poetry contest

Any of you out there seething with feelings of helplessness and impotent rage against competition judging… here’s your chance to set the world to rights. ChapterOnePromotions has an open poetry competition that you the voting public can judge. Just click … Continue reading

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Festival and farmers’ market on World Cup weekend

A little more on the festival weekend. Every Saturday morning there is an excellent Farmers’ Market in Courtenay/Comox, conveniently placed right next door to the festival. So the minute we’d staked our tarp we marched ourselves over there to see … Continue reading

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Festivalia on the Island

Just back from a weekend sitting on the cold hard ground, alternately sheltering beneath waterproofs or burning under a too-hot sun, having my eardrums blasted by massive speakers, my sensibilities overwhelmed by fried foods, cold drinks and new music. Yes, … Continue reading


Not talking about poetry and not eating oysters

I enjoy talking prosody or fine technical points in the context of a workshop, but otherwise I’m not a one to want to discuss poetics with all and sundry. On this matter I was glad to find a kindred spirit … Continue reading