Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Poetic Justice - Part II

It’s not always parallel universes and alt-history on this blog. Sometimes it’s other stuff. Like poetry. Yes, poetry. You’ll remember how in this space, a few months back, I wrote about the release of the poetry anthology Poems from Planet Earth, from the good folks at Leaf Press and edited Yvonne Blomer and Cynthia Woodman Kerkham.

Well, the good news is that it’s finally out and the poetically-minded of you can order it online here.  

The book has its genesis in the Planet Earth poetry and spoken word series held every Friday night at the Moka House in Victoria.  I was honored to be a regular reader at the series that featured many fine poets, including Patrick Lane, Pamela Porter (a Governor General’s award winner for poetry).  I remain indebted to Yvonne and the others at Planet Earth for their graciousness and kindness (Hi Sheila! Hi David!).

I am also highly honored that I also have a poem included in the anthology… it’s also quoted in  a  chapter introduction, which also freaks me out a little. If you like poetry, or just remotely curious, I encourage you to give this book a try.

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