Archive of posts tagged "poetry"
Benjamin Hertwig will read from his debut poetry collection “Slow War” at the historic Seaforth Armoury on Friday. Nominated for this year’s Governor General’s Award in Poetry, “Slow War” is only the second collection of poetry to be published by a Canadian veteran of the war in Afghanistan.
The Vancouver Writers Festival is celebrating its 30th year with more than 95 events and 110 authors this month. From October 16th to October 22nd, you can catch a literary all-star lineup including Margaret Atwood (fresh off the launch of the Emmy-winning The Handmaid’s Tale TV series), Adam Gopnik, Nicole Krauss, Mary Gaitskill, Barbara Gowdy, […]
Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]
Soon after I completed my online order of “Flint and Feather” the biography of E. Pauline Johnson by Charlotte Gray, I called Composer Tobin Stokes who mentioned that he had a copy of the book sitting by him as we chatted. Stokes was tasked with composing Margaret Atwood‘s libretto for PAULINE, a chamber opera about […]
Pauline Johnson documented and shared “Legends of Vancouver” over 100 years ago, telling famous tales of the Lions peaks and giving Lost Lagoon its name. Many of Pauline’s works are in the Public Domain and her book, “Legends of Vancouver” is available on iBooks, and for free on Kindle. In the last post I featured […]