Sunday, September 24, 2006


Patick Lane is considered the greatest poet of his generation. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes for both his poetry and non-fiction. His latest award is the 2005 B.C. Prize for his memoir "There is a season".

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Barry Dempster, Editor at Brick Books, and author of 8 collections of poetry, was nominated for the Governor General's Award for poetry for his latest book, The Burning Alphabet, from Brick Books.

Yvonne Blomer's will launch her first collection of poetry, a broken mirror, fallen leaf from Ekstasis Editions.

Friday, September 22, 2006


hi Wendy
just a note to tell you that I think the first 'PlanetEarthPoetry@theBlackStilt' was
wonderful. a real event. peak experience. great fun. I had such a good time, and the best seat.

congratulations, Wendy. I think that Friday the 15th of September at the Black Stilt was an amazing evening for all those fortunate enough to in that place at that time.

good for you, Wendy, and, thank the good goodness for you too. I am so grateful and thank you, thank you, so much.

I look forward to this Friday.

Madeleine Butler

The Grand Opening!

The Grand Opening!
Originally uploaded by planet earth poetry.
Rapt crowd at the opening of Planet Earth Poetry at Black Stilt.

Welcome to the Grand Opening!

The place was packed!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday September 15, 2006

On Friday September 15, 2006, at The Black Stilt Coffee House, #103-1633 Hillside Avenue, at 7:30 pm, Planet Earth Poetry (formerly Mocambopo) begins with an evening of reading favourite poems by such literary luminaries as P.K. Page, Patricia and Terence Young, Linda Rogers and many others. As well luminaries from city hall and the CBC will be part of the evening. This will be a fundraiser for the African Aids Angels organization; which provides food, medicine, seed and other necessities of life to widows and orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa.