Banff Writing Studio 
Monday, May 31, 2010, 11:33 AM - Poetry and Writing



Come to the mountains with gorgeous trails, an incredible community of writers and artists, wine, openings, prepared food, unlimited desserts and see how dedicated you are to working on your manuscript. Seriously, I turned a few corners with "Reverb," my first book of poems in Banff. A truly magical place to write. Thank you NS Talent Trust and Banff Centre for the Arts Writing Studio. Next project is a jazz-poetry collaboration with a jazz musician/composer Chris Tarry who I met there and a Halifax jazz trio, Sanctuary. Stay tuned.

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1069
http://www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca/
www.christarry.com
http://halifaxjazzfestival.ca/artist/jeff-reilly

October in Saskatchewan 
Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 03:28 PM - Poetry and Writing
Such a gift to get the Wallace Stegner Residency and grant. One month of nothing but writing and sky.

Badlands

amber sloping lines
softened further by fog
emboldened by drift

Sagebrush

muted silver, rose
brimming from the edges
balls of vintage lace



Click on the link to find more about the Wallace Stegner House. Inexpensive retreat spot for writers and artists.
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Listen to some Poetry  
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 10:19 AM - Poetry and Writing
Congrats to Randy Dover from Newfoundland! He won the national CBC poetry face-off. Nice to see that it has gone to a fellow maritimer.

I won for Halifax. Thanks to all of you who took the time to write me a note about the poem. That was the real flight for me.

Have a listen below...
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Divine 
Saturday, January 19, 2008, 02:33 PM - Poetry and Writing
Dragon flies in drag
over river spits,
mustard grasses,
tissue wings
zim hummering.
Their needled bodies
threaded beads, azure
hyphened by ebony
to the period of their
tails. Tumid eyes to tips
to eyes, waging circles
where another begins,
where mist and sigh,
early sky shaking its wings,
water below splitting,
spreading hemispheres
a slow spinning blue
mouths
consuming
tails
consuming
mouths.






Recording broadcast quality interviews on Skype 
Monday, January 7, 2008, 12:21 PM - Poetry and Writing
Found an amazing resource through The Conversations Network (U.S.) by Doug Kaye and Paul Figgiani. It is a 22 minute video tutorial on how to use skype to record interviews. I am going to use it for my book of life-stories. I can think of all kinds of applications for work and distance learning too.
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