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Poems from Planet Earth

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
7:00 PM

oems from Planet Earth is a round-up of poems from readers at internationally renowned Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria B.C. � named after P.K. Page's poem "Planet Earth" � "launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not."

There are 116 contributors�among them: Jan Zwicky, Patrick Lane, Jay Ruzesky, Alice Major, Kate Braid, Derk Wynand, Eve Joseph, David Zieroth, Patricia Young, John Barton, Lorna Crozier, Sheri-D Wilson, Patrick Friesen, Brian Bartlett, Paul Nelson, Glen Sorestad, Wendy Morton, Brian Brett, Goran Simic, Cathy Ford, Betsy Warland.

Paul Nelson, Seattle, Washington: "I LOVE the Canadian side of Cascadia as it deals with poetry. In Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson and elsewhere there are retired poets constructing Mesostics, discussing Jack Spicer and Robin Blaser and generally being open to more innovative work. This includes the Planet Earth Poetry series. Its wide aesthetic, its open and welcoming environment and its audience. They pay attention and actually buy books. & there's matcha! What else does a poet need? Viva Planet Earth Poetry!"

Yvonne Blomer is the Artistic Director of PEP and author of The Book of Places (Black Moss) and Bicycle Brand Journey (JackPine Press). She is forthcoming in 75 BC Women Poets (Mother Tongue Press) and A Crystal Though Which Love Passes: Glosas for P.K. Page (Buschek Books). Her collection Caged (Palimpsest Press) is forthcoming in 2014.

Cynthia Woodman Kerkham has won the Federation of B.C. Writers Literary Writes Competition and the Malahat Review's Open Season Award for poetry. In 2012, her poem "In Praise of Mushrooms" was selected for B.C.'s Poetry in Transit. Good Holding Ground, her debut collection of poems, was published in 2011 by Palimpsest Press.

Readers for June 11th:

Barb Pelman
Paul Nelson
Leanne McIntosh
David Fraser
Daniel Scott
Richard Osler
Mary Ann Moore
Naomi Beth Waken
Wendy Donawa
Kim Goldberg
Ann Graham Walker
Leanne Boschman
Pat Smekal
Linda K. Thompson

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