Edmonton Poetry Festival
April 27, 2012
Hello. Everything is fine. The snow won’t last and I kind of like it. It makes me feel like I live in the mountains. Can you imagine that? Hey, if you’re in Edmonton, have you been enjoying the Edmonton Poetry Festival???
Listen: I’m performing at Words on the Line – The Poetry Party – on April 28, (this Saturday night) at The Artery, 9535 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB with The Raving Poets Band, Dionne Brand and Bob Holman. The show begins at 8 p.m. $10 at the door.
Words on the Line – The Poetry Party — There’s a lot on the line for our highlight event. Dionne Brand (recent winner of the prestigious Griffin Prize) brings her “luscious and ferocious lines.” She is joined by Bob Holman, founder and artistic director of New York’s Bowery Poetry Club, and Edmonton’s own Raving Poets band. There will be drop-in lines from the winners of the Edmonton Poetry Slam competition and the Edmonton Poetry Festival’s own “Words on the wire” contest. There will be flamenco guitar and line-ups at the bar. Be there!
Why do I feel as though I miss EVERYTHING?
Damn it was a fun night!!! Jamming with Bob Holman was like walking a tightrope without a net…my ovaries are still twittering. He had the band singing back-up. It was crazy and sublime and ragged and beautiful. You would have enjoyed it, I think.