POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 14: Rita Wong

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Rita Wong: Her wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Wong An interview with her: http://www.openbooktoronto.com/greatcanadianwriterscraft/blog/great_canadian_writers_craft_interview_rita_wong http://canlit.ca/canlitpoets/poets/rita_wong Her poetry: *http://blogs.eciad.ca/ritawong/?page_id=5 * http://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/fluorine * J28 by Rita Wong last year, i never imagined we would be round dancing in Glenmore Landing round dancing in Chinook Centre round dancing in... Continue Reading →

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 12 & 13: Yasmin Ladha & Margarita Feliciano

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Kuldip Gill and Margarita Feliciano: A profile on the late poet: http://www.sikhchic.com/poetry/canada_loses_accomplished_poet_academic_kuldip_kaur_gill http://www.openbooktoronto.com/sheniz_j/blog/kuldip_gill Her poetry: Ghazal 1 by Kuldip Gill You smell impure, she says of women. She eats its ashes— the fire flies in all directions. Her lips burn. There... Continue Reading →

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 11: Timaj Garad

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Timaj Garad: Her website: http://fieldsofconcrete.blogspot.ca/ Her twitter: https://twitter.com/timajg Articles on her: http://www.uwimprint.ca/article/2921-uw-student-named-one-of https://uwaterloo.ca/social-development-studies/current-students/featured-students Her poetry:   Her next event: Enjoy more poetry and walk the talk.

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 9 and 10: Lishai Peel and Janet Marie Rogers

(Busy weekend with a wedding. Thus I play a catch-up) For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s a double-bill, Lishai Peel and Janet Marie Rogers: Her website: http://www.lishai.ca/about- Workshops with her: http://www.lishai.ca/news Profile: https://uthdaze.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/artist-profile-lishai-peel/ Collaborative project between Lishai and David Brame: http://www.amazon.ca/Birds-Wolves-Dont-Trade-Stones/dp/0992015502 ********************************************************** An interview with her: http://blackcoffeepoet.com/2010/10/20/interview-with-mohawk-poet-janet-marie-rogers/ http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter/shelagh-s-extended-conversation-with-janet-marie-rogers-1.2842590... Continue Reading →

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 8: Marilyn Dumont

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Marilyn Dumont: Her wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Dumont http://www.brocku.ca/canadianwomenpoets/Dumont.htm Her poetry: http://www.canadianpoetries.com/poetries/2013/9/9/marilyn-dumont-three-poems http://phatitude.org/phatitude-magazine/marilyn-dumont/ An interview with her: http://lemonhound.com/2013/11/22/waaseyaasin-christine-sy-in-conversation-with-marilyn-dumont/ Where you can get her books: http://www.brickbooks.ca/bookauthors/marilyn-dumont/ Enjoy more poetry and walk the talk.

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 7: Andrea Thompson

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Andrea Thompson: Note: When I find a reader or a poet who hasn't heard of Andrea Thompson, I make them listen. I had the honour of performing one of my first public readings alongside her. That's when I realized... Continue Reading →

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 6: Ayesha Chatterjee

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Ayesha Chatterjee: Her website: http://www.ayeshachatterjee.com/ Twitter page: https://twitter.com/profoundpapaya An interview with her: http://www.openbookontario.com/news/road_ayesha_chatterjee_ifoa_ontario_interview_series Her poetry:   Snow . Don’t underestimate the skill of blankness. The beauty of exquisite intent, when multiplied into a universe, can be a terrible thing, weighted and pure.... Continue Reading →

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 5: Janet Romero-Leiva

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Janet Romero-Leiva: She is the former co-manager of the Toronto Women's Bookstore, more info on her: http://diasporadialogues.com/writers/profiles/janet-romero-leiva/#.VSO9PzvF9N4 An interview with her: http://blackcoffeepoet.com/2010/11/02/interview-with-queer-latina-poet-janet-romero-2/ Contact: http://janetromeroleiva.weebly.com/ Enjoy more poetry and walk the talk.

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 4: Bänoo Zan

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Bänoo Zan: Info on her and her work: http://lavalab.ca/artist/295 http://town-crier.ca/author-notes/banoo-zan/ Her poetry: TORONTO 2012 Listen You answer my call by calling me What does it mean to mean nothing? Life inhabits the geography of time and parentheses open their arms... Continue Reading →

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