26 January 2016

26 & 31 Jan 2016 Ashes, Paper, & Beans

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday (5–6 pm), repeats Sunday (3–4 am).
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Excavation Sonore "mars 2000" from 11h

12 January 2016

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 12 & 17 Jan 2016

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday (5–6 pm), repeats Sunday (3–4 am).
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Art's 1,000,053rd Birthday episode!
17 January is Art's Birthday.
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bill bissett: "opening chant"

bpNichol: "Pome Poem"

Penn Kemp: "Sin Tax"

Julie Bruck: "Car Alarm"

Paul Dutton: "Snare, Kick, Rack, and Floor"

Rozalie Hirs: ""in LA"

Adena Karasick: "Belle L'êtres"

Max Middle: "A Text for One Voice"

Officious Little Students: "Comfortably Canadian"

Vince Tinguely: "Oilers"

Fluffy Pagan Echoes: "Sound Poem"

05 January 2016

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 2016-01-05

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Two short stories by Seán Virgo: "Delivered by Hand", and "Bolt" from Virgo Out Loud (Cyclops Press).

08 December 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 8 Dec 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Utah Phillips and Ani Difranco: "Brifdges"

M. Travis Lane: "The Book of the Thrones"

Catherine Kidd + Jack Beetz: "Global Warming"

Kyra Shaughnessy: "made in canada", and "admit"

27 October 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 27 Oct 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Robert Joy: Reading from the beginning of The Big Why novel by Michael Winter.

13 October 2015

Džo in Slovenia


All rooms in this hostel are named after a local legend. My room is "Dog-Eating Catfish". Yesterday, I was challenged to write a poem about this legendary catfish in a nearby lake where catfish the size of me are caught. Something of the Legend is below.





A Celje pedestrian street with flower "tree" that I like. In the farmers' produce market they are still selling pansies in bloom and the sell locally-grown lettuce year-round.


I love this building corner turret.


Some pieces of Roman ruins unearthed in Celje.


Student-made poster for my presentation yesterday at gimnazija v Celju.

This evening, 13 Oct 2015, at 7 pm, I appear at The Living Room in Maribor to meet with University of Maribor graduate students and professors to discuss writing poetry, to read some of my poems, and to drink a pivo or two.

Tomorrow, I will be back in Celje for an 8 pm reading with two Slovene poets at MC-Celje.

Thursday afternoon, I read and discuss my poetry at the University of Ljubljana ...

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Just received a $2,000 cheque for a jury-approved Career Development: Arts by Invitation grant for my "Poetry readings in SE Europe" tour last month. Thanks, artsnb! Big relief for my credit card. I heartily acknowledge their support of my arts practice.

06 October 2015

Džo in Zagreb

No new Ashes, Paper, & Beans episode this week. Instead, I post several photographs to run through your speakers ...


On the ground in Brussels boarding a Bombardier 400 with Croatia Airlines. Crew collecting "Special Delivery" checked bags previously approved as carry-on baggage.


Džo in Caffe Bar "Inch".


Ban Jelačića Square where Upper and Lower city meet: another man on horse statue.


Balcony of the room where Džo works and sleeps this week. Thanks, AirBnB and Andrea!


Džo and Drakula.

22 September 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 22 Sept 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Hugh Hazelton: "the Imperial Birthday Party"

Utah Phillips and Ani Difranco: "Korea"

Catherine Kidd + Jack Beetz: "A Big Fat Hen"

Mary Elizabeth Grace: "Bring Me Brave"

Fortner Anderson: "The Birds"

Catherine Hunter: "Rush Hour"

Hugh Hazelton: "antimatter"

01 September 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 1 Sept 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Catherine Kidd + Jack Beetz: "Happy the 3-Legged Ghost Hampster"

Andrea Gibson: "Photograph", "Andrew", and "Wasabi"

reg e. gaines: "Cab (I just Wanna Catch a Cab)", "Sweeper Don't Clean My Street", and "149th & 3rd"

Sheri-d Wilson: "Crow Fusion"

Clive Holden: "Trains of Winnipeg"

Swifty Lazarus: "West of an Idea/Hlinka Guard"

18 August 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 18 Aug 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Catherine Hunter: "Rush Hour" (Cyclops Press)

Richard Lemm: various poems from Burning House (Wolsak and Wynn) recorded 2011-11-20 at Odd Sundays, Fredericton

Mary Smith: "Water God" and other poems (Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association)

Andrea Gibson: ""For Eli", "Profit"

Tom Pow: "The Football" and other poems (Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association)

11 August 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 11 Aug 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Cynthia Taylor: Gatskill Address @ CSEA, 2015-10-15, Fredericton, NB.

Reg E. Gaines: "Berlin Suite"

Judi Benson: "Adrift" and other poems

Judy MacInnes Jr: "Lure"

Catherine Kidd + Jack Beets: "Sea Peach"

04 August 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 4 Aug 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Steven Galloway: reading from The Cellist of Sarajevo

Hamish MacDonald: children's poems

Hugh McMillian: "Suprise Attacks" and other poems

Jackie Galley: "Solway Sunset"

Fluffy Pagan Echoes: "Sound Poem"

21 July 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 21 July 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Utah Phillips & Ani Difranco: "Bridges"

Jackie Kay: "English cousin", "Her", "Pride", "red graveyard", "somebody else", and "Waiting list"

Info on NB Hoghland Games 2015

Liz Niven: "Wick" and other poems

Douglas Lipton: "The yellow jersey", and other poems

Hamish MacDonald: "An ode: to commemorate the opening of the Robert Burns World Federation's first summer language school"

16 June 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 16 June 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

2012-09-27 Angela Davis at Mt Allison University, Sackville, NB.

09 June 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 2015 06 09

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

2010-02-16 Guy Vanderhaeghe's Trudeau Foundation lecture on historical fiction at UNB Fredericton.

02 June 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 2 June 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Jeff Ferrell: Empire of Scrounge. Recorded at St Thomas University, Fredericton on 2011-09-30.

Vincent Tinguely: poems from I Am Burdened With a Past: poetry recordings 1986-2006 (in a bootleg style)

19 May 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 19 May 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Tanya Evanson: "I am not Together", "Blood and Honey", and "Slow Man"

Ruth Forman: "Stoplight Politics"

Tracie Morris: "Project Princess"

Amiri Baraka: "The X is Black (Spike Lie)"

Kyra Shaughnessy: "Made in Canada", "Admit", and "Managua"

Maggie Estep: "I'm an Emotional Idiot"

Lou Reed: "Romeo Had Juliette"

Fortner Anderson: "The Natural State of Man"

Christine Germain: Calvitie du coeur

Alex Boutros and Kaarla Sundstrom: "You Said"

Ian Ferrier: "Exploding Head Man"

Leonard Cohen: "Democracy"

05 May 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 5 May 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Fortner Anderson + tape/head: "he sings"

Live interview with Peter Hicks and John Heinstein of Fredericton band Sleepy Driver featuring two songs "I Know You know I Know" and "Rosalyn"

bpNichol: "Pome Poem"

Christian Bok: "Sea Horses and Flying Fish"

R.C. Weslowski: "I've been Thinking/It's About Time"

Penn Kemp: "Sin Tax"

31 March 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 31 March 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

Beverley Mathurne: Je vas vendre mon chasse-neige / Sellin' My Snow Blowin' Machine; Le blues pour Rosa Park / A Blues Poem for Rosa Parks

marc lemyre: Insomnie perpendiculaire; Toronto Love

It's fundrive time at CHSR! Visit chsrfm.ca/fundrive

Ian Ferrier: Exploding Head Man

Mitsiko Miller: Pandore

Officious Little Students: Comfortably Canadian

Jean-Paul Daoust: Priere new-yorkaise

bpNichol: Pome Poem

Christian Bök: Sea horses and Flying Fish

Steven Ross Smith: Two Kinds

Stephen Cain: from Alph Bites, A Primer, Rhinoceros, Poem for Vikor Shklovsky

24 March 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 24 March 2015

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show, Tuesday, 5–6 pm.
Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM Fredericton, NB.

bill bissett: "Opening Chant"

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marc lemyre: Assistance annuaire

Nobuo Kubota and W. Mark Sutherland: "Lullaby for Kurt Schwitters"

Sharon Singer (poems) & Bob Mover (jazz sax): "Becalmed", "Global Warming", "Carny Boy", "Rock-a-Bye Baby", "Degrees of Closeness"

Hugh Hazelton: "Emergency"

Patricia Lamontange: "Reel scratchy"

Debbie Young: "Revolution"