25 April 2012

Ashes, Paper, & Beans: 25 avril 2012

Ashes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show. Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM, http://www.chsrfm.ca/ Fredericton, NB.

Anita Lahey, poet; Hugh Thomas, poet (recorded at Odd Sundays at Molly's, Fredericton, NB on 18 mars 2012).

Gerry Shikatani: "Wish (for bp)"

Christian Bök: "Motorized Razors" + "Ubu Hubbub"

Clive Holden: "Trains of Winnipeg"

OTTAWA book launch reading:

Chaudiere Books + The Factory Reading Series presents:

The Ottawa launch of Fredericton poet Joe Blades' Casemate Poems (Collected) , published by Chaudiere Books

for more information on Joe's book, check the link here:

with an opening set by Chaudiere Books author and Ottawa poet Nicholas Lea

Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Carleton Tavern, upstairs
233 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale), Ottawa
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan

Joe Blades has been giving readings, performing and publishing his poetry since 1980. Blades was born and raised in Nova Scotia. He's a graduate of NSCAD (BFA-Studio Major, Intermedia, 1988). He completed a Film & Television Certificate Program through the NB Filmmakers' Cooperative in 2008, and currently is finishing a Master of Education at the University of New Brunswick. He is also an alumni of the Banff Centre, Maritime Writers Workshop, Sage Hill Writing Experience, and the Simon Fraser University Book Publishing Immersion Workshop.

His poetry and art have appeared in over 50 trade and chapbook anthologies and CDs, and in numerous periodicals. Blades has authored or edited 30 poetry chapbooks and limited edition artist books. His seven full-length poetry books are Cover Makes a Set(SpareTime Editions, 1990), River Suite(Insomniac Press, 1998), Open Road West (Broken Jaw Press, 2000, 2001), Casemate Poems (Widows & Orphans, 2004), from the book that doesn't close (Broken Jaw Press, 2008), Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry (Ekstasis Editions, 2010) and Casemate Poems (Collected) (Chaudiere Books). Serbian-language translations of River Suite as Rečna svita in Slike iz kanade: Tri kanadska pesnika (Niš: SKC Niš), and Casemate Poems as Pesme iz kazamata(Belgrade: i.p. Rad), were published in 2005, with from the book that doesn't close as Iz knjige koja se ne zatvara (Banja Luka: Art Print & Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press) just released in March 2012.

Nicholas Lea earned his B.A. from the University of Ottawa. His poetry has appeared in such journals as dANDelion, Qwerty, The Puritan, Ottawater and ditch. His work was also been featured in the Globe and Mail's online books blog, In Other Words. He has worked on the editorial boards of Bywords Quarterly Journal and The Fiddlehead. His debut collection of poetry, Everything is Movies (2007, Chaudiere Books, Ottawa) was nominated for the Lampman-Scott Award. He most recently published the chapbook, Actual Girl(2011, The Emergency Response Unit, Toronto). He lives in Ottawa.


for more information on authors, books or event, or for review/interview requests, contact rob mclennan at rob_mclennan at hotmail.com

24 April 2012

Trail of Poems: The Report

Tomorrow morning I deliver a copy of "Trail of Poems: A Journey into Adult Education and Central European Canadian Studies", my project with 225-page report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education @ University of New Brunswick–Fredericton. Defence is to happen 25 May, in Marshall d'Avray Hall ... details TBA.

13 April 2012

one task this week

get 100 buttons made for Greg's campaign.

11 April 2012

Ashes, Paper & Beans: 11 April 2012

Ashes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show. Host: Joe Blades. CHSR 97.9 FM, http://www.chsrfm.ca/ Fredericton, NB.

Jane Urquhart reading from her novel Sanctuary Line, 22 March 2012 @ UNB.

Fluffy Pagan Echoes: Sound Poem.

08 April 2012

Fundraiser for CSAC

Fundraiser show and sale of artworks for Charlotte Street Arts Centre happening @ Isaac's Way Restaurant, 73 Carleton St., Fredericton, NB. Contact them for details.

I've donated a smaller, 16" x 20", framed print of one of my photos from the Trail of Poems exhibition.

Door, Senta, Srbija

03 April 2012

Interview in Central European Journal of Canadian Studies, 7

In April 2011, Jason Blake, of the English Department at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the new Editor-in-Chief of the Central European Journal of Canadian Studies interviewed me via a Skype video call for 2011's issue 7, for release late in the year.

I just got a copy in the mail, and am able to share a section of the interview. Anyone who wants the whole interview should contact:

Central European Association for Canadian Studies
email: ceacs@phil.muni.cz
@ Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

(p. 12)

Canadian Review of Literature in Performance, issue 4

There are two articles by me in the new, finally released, Canadian Review of Literature in Performance, issue 4.

Here is a link to the Fredericton scene report focused on some of the February 2012 Hoot & Peep Mini Performance Festival:

& an article on Poesiefestival Berlin 2011

One that I'm one of many Canadian radio peeps interviewed for, “Volunteer Radio Showcases Spoken Word: ‘because freedom of speech is way too dangerous’”: