Tuesday, March 03, 2009

MARCH'S MARVELOUS CALENDAR FOR PLANET EARTH POETRY AT THE BLACK STILT

March 6, 2009: JESSICA MICHALOFSKY


Jessica Michalofsky lives and works in Victoria BC where she is regular reader at the Planet Earth Reading Series. A parent, teacher, and poet, she juggles the merits of anguish and delight with equal attention, exploring the psychological power of metaphor and carrying on the lyric tradition of the Romantic poets. She is published in Horsefly, The Point, and Event, but her wider claim to fame might be seeing the Pope in Penetanguishene Ontario when she was 13.


We are also celebrating International Women's Day.



March 13, 2009: ISA MILMAN & DAVID CAVANAUGH


Award winning Victoria poet, Isa Milman, reads from her second book of poetry, Prairie Kaddish, from Coteau, which tells the story of the survival of the Jewish immigrants to Saskatchewan at the end of the 19th century.

David Cavanaugh, Canadian poet and Burlington Vermont resident, teacher, and great Victoria fan, reads from his second book of poetry, Falling Body , from Salmon Books, in Ireland.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets.




March 20, 2009: RANDALL MAGGS & BRENDA LEIFSO

Newfoundland poet, Randall Maggs, reads from Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems, from Brick Books. This book, complete with photographs, are poems written on the tormented goalie, Terry Sawchuk. He poured over countless magazine stories and articles, talked to hockey players and coaches who knew Sawchuk and watched him in action, capturing Sawchuk in his poems.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.




Brenda Leifso, reads from her first book of poetry, Daughters of Men, from Brick Books. She explores the secrets of a rural Alberta childhood with great honesty and exquisite language. She was the executive director of Prism International.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. .




March 27, 2009: JAN ZWICKY & ROBERT BRINGHURST

Jan Zwicky is a philosopher, poet, essayist and violinist. She was winner of the Governor General's award for poetry in 1999 for Songs for Relinquishing the Earth. In 2004, she won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry prize, for Robinson's Crossing and was shortlisted for the Governor General's award twice, for her poetry and for her non-fiction.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. .




Robert Bringhurst is one of Canada's most probing cultural historians and poets. He was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize for Poetry with Nine Visits to the Mythworld translated from Haida. His book, Everywhere Being is Dancing: Twenty Pieces of Thinking contemplate the connections between poetry, language, nature and philosophy.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts .

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