27 March 2013

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 27 mars 2013

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

Featuring Carnivocal (Red Deer Press/Omnikron Publishing) CD of 1999:
bpNichol: "Pome Poem"

Christian Bök: Bugo Ball's "Sea Horses and Flying Fish"

Fredericton lecture and reading PSAs.

Steven Ross Smith: Two kinds

Claude Gauvreau: « Jappements à la lune »

verbomotothead: "Monks of the Holy Throat", "Fat Summer"

First Draft: "Restlessness", "'A" Yanta"

bill bissett: "Opening Chant"

Stephen Cain: From Alph Bites, A Primer, Rhinoceros, Pome for Viktor Shklovsky

W. Mark Sutherland: "On Disecting the Larynx", "Hiroshima"

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

The Horsemen and Owen Sound: "She was a Visitor"

Re:Sounding: "Rune Clock Clocking Runes"

Gerry Shikitani: "Wish (for bp)

20 March 2013

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 20 mars 2013

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

Dr Jennifer pazienza: "Beautiful Dreamers". Recorded by Joe Blades, 2013-03-14, in the Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

Carherine Hunter: "Rush Hour"

Victor Tomiczek: "Picket Line"

Jeanette Armstrong: "Grandmothers"

19 March 2013

NPM 11 April 2013 reading, Fredericton

M. Travis Lane has lived in Fredericton since 1960. She has published fourteen books of poetry. The most recent are: The Book of Widows (Frog Hollow Press, 2010), The All-Nighter’s Radio (Guernica Press, 2010), and Ash Steps (Cormorant Press, 2012).

Robert Moore is the author of four collections of poetry, including his latest from Signal Editions, The Golden Book of Bovinities. His work has appeared in a host of national and international journals and anthologies, including Descant, The Fiddlehead, and Quadrant. He teaches literature and creative writing at UNB.

Vanessa Moeller’s poems and short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals, and have won several awards including the Atlantic Poetry Prize and an honorable mention in the poetry category of the 2010 National Magazine Awards. Her first poetry collection, Our Extraordinary Monsters, was published by Signature Editions in 2009. She completed her MA in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick.

Joe Blades—artist, writer, producer–host of Ashes, Paper, & Beans (CHSR 97.9 FM), a Past President of the League of Canadian Poets, and publisher of Broken Jaw Press—is the author of seven books, including Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry (Ekstasis Editions), and Casemate Poems (Collected) (Chaudiere Books). This reading is made possible by The League of Canadian Poets with funding from The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

13 March 2013

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 13 mars 2013

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

Steven Ross Smith: "Two Kinds"

Interview with Twisted Tails 7 contributing authors Joe Powers and Biff Mitchell.

The Luyas: "Lady Stardust"

10 March 2013

Jack Layton: Art in Action

Jack Layton: Art in Action
Penn Kemp, Editor
300 pages
April 2013

Quattro Books
382 College St
Toronto ON M5T 1S8

The book is scheduled to be launched simultaneously on Thursday, May 2nd at The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. West in Toronto, and at the Vancouver Public Library. The lineup of speakers and performers is being arranged. Contributors are also welcome to present their piece at the after-party that will follow the Rivoli launch at 9 pm at Q Space, 382 College St, Toronto, ON. That event is going to include an open mic at which those who won’t be appearing onstage at the Rivoli will be able to speak, in a more intimate setting, about their own connection with Jack.

Other launches are in the planning stages: see www.mytown.ca/pennletters for details, and an update on April 1. Present in BC with Penn Kemp on April 6, 7, 10, 11, and on May 2 with Allan Briesmaster, beloved consulting editor. Penn will be out west launching the book April 4-20, and at the Stratford Library, Stratford, ON, April 21 at 2:30 pm. The London, ON, launch is on May 23 and contributors are welcome to present their piece there too: see http://aeolianhall.ca/events/jack-layton-art-action-book-launch. An Ottawa launch is scheduled for May 29, with hosts MP Irene Mathyssen and Penn Kemp, and contributors. Montreal too, hopefully ... and Guelph.

Here’s information on Jack Layton: Art in Action: http://www.quattrobooks.ca/books/jack-layton-art-in-action/, with Penn's Preface and a list of contributors. To be posted soon are terrific blurbs already received.

Please place orders with Quattro Books, 382 College St. Toronto M5T 1S8. $25 for a beautifully produced book of this size and quality is a very fair value Jack would have appreciated. Order a dozen! Donations for the production of Jack Layton: Art in Action are most welcome any time. The book will be available from Quattro after April 1. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for this labour of love, which is more necessary now than ever. Here’s celebrating Jack and all he stands for!!!

06 March 2013

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 6 March 2013

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

Qwerty Reads, 6 March 2013: Lisa Jodoin(poetry), Joe Blades (poetry), and martin Ainsley (fiction). Recorded by Joe Blades.