30 May 2009

Found Photo du jour

Found on 28 September 1987, somewhere on lower Manhattan Island, New York, New York, while I was the first Canadian curatorial intern at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, on Broadway, and was living in the NSCAD loft on Walker Street.

T: Jim Beam
loc: broken mapp desk
temp: 16 C
sound: Neil Young Zuma

27 May 2009

Some lost books . . .

I was making notes during the post-fire extraction of things from the smoked apartment and have continued during the unpacking. Here are some of the books too far gone with water absorption and/or mildew to keep:

Lady Franklin's Revenge, Ken McGoogan (hard cover, autographed and dedicated to me @ a BookExpo Canada signing).
The Hollow, Richard Truhlar.
New Sufi Songs and Dances, Carol Ann Sokoloff (autographed & dedicated to me @ BookExpo 2002).
Between Families and the Sky (Goose Lane), Alan Cumyn.
Man of Bone, Alan Cumyn.
A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway (Wolsak and Wynn), Jeanette Lynes.
Left Field (Wolsak and Wynn), Jeanette Lynes.
Inside, Kenneth J. Harvey.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell.
The Memory Orchard (Brick Books), Tim Bowling.
Going Down Goose Lane Toward Broken Jaw: Fredericton poems & stories (Harmonia press), Wayne Ray.
Lifedream (Guernica), Herménégilde Chiasson, translated by Jo-Anne Elder.

Ashes, Paper & Beans: 26 May 2009

Last night's Ashes, Paper & Beans featured three recordings of a decade ago:

A demo cassette by the Crossroads Cant poetry group: Shafiq, Ann Shin, Mark Seabrook, Zaffi Gousopoulos, & Mary Elizabeth Grace.

The Smell of Sage & Pine: Selected poems by Mike Puhallo (1998).

E. Russell Smith in the River Readings series, Fredericton, NB, on 21 October 1998.

16 May 2009

Found Photo du jour: 26 April 2009

Found Saturday afternoon, 16 April 2009, on the tread of a basement stairwell in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB, during a break in and Emergency First-Aid course being led by Paul Angers in the NB Filmmakers' Co-operatives workshop series. Don't know what film this snippet is was edited from but someone else likely knows . . .

15 May 2009

Word in the World III reading, Fredericton, 15 May 2009 @ 5 pm

Fredericton Poets! Bring a poem of yours to read today!


III Festival Palabra en el mundo

Vorto en la mondo, Palavra no mundo, Parola nel Mondo, Worte in der Welt, Rimayninchi llapan llaqtapi, Paraulas in su Mundu, Cuvânt în Lume, Parole dans le Monde, Ordet i verden, Word in the World, Palabra no mundo, Ñe’ê arapýre
14 al 17 de mayo del 2009
La Paz, el pan y el agua de cada día

Programa General

Fredericton, capital de la provincia de New Brunswick
Ribera del Río Saint John
Viernes 15 a las 17.00 hrs.
Recital multilingue y multicultural.
Organiza: Nela Rio, Directora Grupo Fredericton de Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía; Asociación Latina de New Brunswick; Broken Jaw Press.

Fredericton will participate in the Word in the World III reading.
Poets are asked to bring a poem of theirs to read.
We will meet on the steps of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, at 5:00pm on Friday, May 15th.

Por favor noten que Fredericton va a participar en el III Festival Palabra en el mundo. Nos encontraremos en los escalones de entrada de la Beaverbrook Art Gallery a las 5 de la tarde, viernes 15 de mayo.

Best wishes



Found photo du jour: 9 April 2009

Found 10:30 AM, 9 April 2009, in the parking lot of the burnt 200 York Street, Fredericton, NB, apartment building that had been my home for almost 11 years. The photo of an outhouse and other paper scraps was with some fire-charred wood on the pile of parking lot snow.

Found photo du jour: 8 April 2009

Found photo of 9:17 AM, 8 April 2009, on Regent Street, Fredericton, NB, on the hill beside the skinny parkette. It's a seriously scuffed-up studio portrait of a young boy.

Ashes, Paper & Beans, 12 May 2009

Ashes, Paper & Beans on CHSR 97.9 FM, Fredericton.

Show featured an recorded interview with Sackville, NB, poet Marilyn Lerch conducted by Linda Rae Dornan (CHMA, Sackville) and my 1998 recording of Tess Fragoulis reading her short story "Some Distinguishing Mark" at Gallery ConneXion.

07 May 2009

Ashes, Paper & Beans: 28 April 2009

"Land & Liberty" by Zach de la Rocha.

Live interview with artist Immony Men on his exhibition/installation Effections showing May 2 to June 13, 2009 through Gallery ConneXion (graciously hosted by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in the lower level gallery at 703 Queen Street, Fredericton NB).

"A Text for One voice" by Ottawa's Max Middle.

[no live show on 5 May]

T: Dig Your Roots
loc: apartman
temp: 7 C
sound: Neil Young "peace of Mind"