Poetry & Food: PEP & another winter market

We started off the year in a little anxiety. The home for Planet Earth Poetry has been sold – the Black Stilt is in transition to becoming another Moka House – but so far the poets hold sway, and the coffee still flows of a Friday.

Wendy Morton wanted to call our attention to the Solstice Poets feature – the only full page poetry feature in a Canadian newspaper – and offer thanks for its support by departing Times-Colonist editor in chief Lucinda Chodan, who is doing things a little backwards and leaving Victoria for Edmonton.

She was presented with an autographed apron…

After which there followed the open mic

and Patrick Lane introduced the main event, which was a reading by various contributors to the annual Leaf Press anthology of a group who have been meeting with him for retreats for many years.

The January winter market took place at Market Square, luckily missing much of the rain that started falling again in the afternoon.

Terra Nossa proving popular with the meat crowd again

and Sea Bluff Farm attracting a queue for the vegetables.

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