Skype photo of me on the bus ...
wi-fi on the orleans express bus finds me rolling eastward on the trans-canada highway towards moncton and a change of buses and more highway to dartmouth, nova scotia. fredericton back in cool weather. dropped to 10 c after the heavy rain showers this morning. didn't go to market for a snitzel for the road. too bad, it would have been a free one with hans' frequent buyer card. oh, well, it'll keep for another saturday morning ... don't even feel sure that i should be doing this quick trip to visit family in the days before the congress circus arrives full blown in fredericton next week but if i don't go this weekend the next available would be in july ... after congress, after the league meetings in toronto, after brno and berlin, after the new brunswick heritage fair showcase weekend ... many miles to go before my next opportunity to visit family and eat lobster in west chezzetcook. but dis/orientation and dis/location and not just pain english are part of my life world work.
have three books at three different printers. two broken jaw press books to be launched at congress are at printers in yarmouth and halifax.
William Forrestall: Objects for Study. Drawings, meditations & paintings by William Forrestall. Essays by Virgil Hammock, Leopold C.J. Kowolik and William Forrestall. Foreword by RM Vaughan. Launch at 4 pm next saturday, 28 may, in the lobby outside the kinsella auditorium, ground floor of the mccain building, st thomas university.
the 8-poet antolgia Los puentes del Río San Juan / Bridges over the Saint John River a Capítulo de Fredericton de la AIP antologia, Nela Rio & M. Travis Lane, editoras / editors will be launched the evening of 30 mayo in G15 Edmund Casey Hall, Saint Thomas University, sometime between 5 and 8pm.
and my newest book,Casemate Poems (Collected) (Ottawa: Chaudiere Books), is at a printer in renfrew, ontario. i received a proof galley a week ago friday. don't know if any copies will arrive in fredericton in time for congress, especially for the 30 mai, 4:30-6:30 pm, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Celebration of Scholarly Creative Works 2011, O'Brien Study Hall, McCain bldg, St Thomas University, or my reading in the 31 May, 6-7:30 pm/18:00-19:30, Writers' Salon/Le salon des auteurs, w/avec creative writers from across Canada, in the Alumni Lounge, Alumni Memorial Bldg, 13 Bailey Dr, UNB: David Hickey, Greg Shupak, Kasia Juno, Lorne Roberts, Nathan Dueck, Zhong Chen, Stephanie McKenzie, Joe Blades, Anna Lapointe, and Arpine Grenier.
then there's the papers to be presented, the volunteering, the suppers, socializing, grad student/school research, and the friends and colleagues to find/meet up with, if possible.