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 ...


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.