Thursday, November 10, 2005

Poetry Weekend Schedule:

Saturday 10am

Linnet Humble
Susie Bowers
Emilia Nielsen
Brandon Moores
Stewart Cole
James Langer
Erin Knight

2pm

Anne Compton
matt robinson
Jeramy Dodds

8pm

John Smith
Tonja Klaassen
Wayne Clifford
Michael deBeyer

Sunday 10am

Michael Lockett
Brecken Hancock
Kirstie McCallum
Vanessa Moeller
Debra Franke
Rebecca Fredrickson

2pm

Genevieve Lehr
Zach Wells
Rachel Lebowitz
Reading of James Reaney

8pm

Robert Moore
Sharon McCartney
Tammy Armstrong
Ross Leckie

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

a link to Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet.

Poetry Weekend in Fredericton:

is this weekend! Readings are 10am, 2pm & 8pm at Memorial Hall at UNBF on both Saturday and Sunday. I will be reading at 10 on Saturday with other grad poetry students.

There are going to be lots of amazing readers including:
Anne Compton
Robert Moore
AF Moritz
John Smith
matt robinson
Michael Debeyer
Genevive Lehr
(I don't have the complete list, nor might I have spelled some names correctly)

Maybe some of you can make it up at some point. You must! (You could car pool!) I will post a more complete schedule when I have it.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I'm currently reading: The Wreckage by Michael Crummey (can't wait for his appearance at the Lorenzo Reading Series).
Last book read: Joanna Russ's The Female Man. This one was for my feminist sci-fi class. It was a rip-roaring read, but I'm not sure it's worth spending time on if you don't have to. There are so many other books out there. For example, I'd really like to be reading Alberto Manguel's stuff at the moment. Or Margot Livesay's novels. Or catching up on classics like Anna Karenina and Don Quixote. Or spending time with some A.S. Byatt. I've been yearning to re-read The Biographer's Tale.
Next Read: Change In A Razor-Backed Season by Michael deBeyer. I really enjoy his poetry, so am highly anticipating the delve into this new collection. But in terms of prose, I'll probably be moving on to some more sci-fi for class. Motherlines is next on the list.

I have read some of Rilke's letters. Wonderful! They are very useful indeed. Oh yes, and if any of you fancy buying some cheap (sometimes), out of print/hard to find books, visit the ABE book site. They have just about everything one's heart could desire. For example, if you're interested in Rilke's important Sonnets To Orpheus, and want a copy for your very own, they've this selection. I've just purchased some Christmas presents through them (lucky for me, both boyfriend and sister are addicted to the printed word).

I'm currently reading: Charmaine Cadeau's "what you used to wear"
Last book read: "In Parenthesis" by David Jones (an experimental novel about the writer's experiences in World War One. It's a 150 page poem..)
Next book:: Maybe Eric Miller's "In the Scaffolding". Ross recommended that I read it and not think about whether or not I "get it." He believes I need to be challenged. Why not?

I hope you all have taken a look at Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. These (I've read about half) have really helped me get around the poetry workshops.

Peace out