Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Astonishing April at Planet Earth Poetry at the Black Stilt

APRIL 3, 2009: LIZ ZETLIN

LIZ ZETLIN, visual artist, filmaker, award winning poet, Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, plants garlic to form words, inscribes words on ornamental gourds, grows punctuation marks in hay fields. Her latest book is Addictions of a Poet Laureate.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets.




APRIL 10, 2009: YVONNE BLOMER & BRIAN BARTLETT

YVONNE BLOMER, award winning poet, traveller, cyclist, mother, daydreamer, memoir teacher, reads new poems. Her latest book, a broken mirror, fallen leaf.

BRIAN BARTLETT, creative writing teacher at St. Mary's University in Halifax, winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize, has 5 collections of poetry, the latest is The Watchmaker's Table.

This is a fundraiser for the League of Canadian Poets. Great prizes.

APRIL 17, 2009: SHAYNE KOYCZAN

Winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and Canadian Spoken Work Olympics, Shane Koyczan's performances--thrilling, rich fast and cool, have brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Auckland and Los Angeles. He now brings this great talent to Victoria. He has two books of poetry from House of Parlance, Visiting Hours and Stick Boy.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.





APRIL 24, 2009: SUSAN STENSON

SUSAN STENSON, teacher at Claremont, editor of the Claremont Review, poetry enthusiast and prize winner, has two books of poetry, her latest is My Mother Agrees with the Dead. She will read from her lastest manuscript, Abstractions in Alphabetical Order to be published by So No Nis.

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