Blog - February 2012

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Any good reads lately?

27 February, 2012

What have you read, recently, that you would recommend? Do you belong to the GoodReads social media sharing site?

If so, please add me as a GoodReads friend, so I can catch your reviews and suggestions.

Here are a couple of my recent reviews on GoodReads - for a book on human genomics by Misha Angrist and the award-winning book on tree planting, Eating Dirt, by Charlotte Gill.

Win a book, interview & more

24 February, 2012

This week my new book Drawing Back to Take a Running Jump is featured on Book Club Buddy, which means that you can win a free copy. Just read the short profile, answer a question, and you are entered.

An interview that I did with playwright Andrew Kooman is also posted on his site now. Check it out.

And while I'm doing the promotional thing, my March 10 reading at The Book Man in Chilliwack, BC, is confirmed for 2:00 pm. If you live in the Chilliwack or Abbotsford area, I hope you can stop by.

Poetry Night at Cadboro Bay Book Co.

12 February, 2012

It was a fine evening at Cadboro Bay Book Co in Victoria on February 9. Owner Patricia Jutra was the gracious hostess for the store's first Poetry Night, featuring E.D. (Ted) Blodgett, Susan McCaslin and me.

In the process, I launched my new Selected Poems collection, Drawing Back to Take a Running Jump.

IMG_0359.jpgTed and I have a passing acquaintance from our days, way back in the early 1980s, as founding members of the Writers Guild of Alberta. It was great to catch up on Ted's work and to discover Susan's.

 

Readings update

6 February, 2012

If you live on Vancouver Island, in the B.C. lower mainland, or in Edmonton AB, I hope you can catch one of my upcoming readings.

On Thursday, February 9 at 7pm I will launch my Drawing Back to Take a Running Jump (Selected Poems) at the Poetry Night at Cadboro Bay Book Co. I will be joined by poets Ted Blodgett and Susan McCaslin. If you're coming, come early - space is cozy but limited.