Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Very happy to have this new poem up at Toronto's all poetry bookstore knife | fork | book site.
It involves John Cage, love, sex, loss, sparrows, Merce Cunningham, Medieval Chinese texts, and an anechoic chamber.
Thanks to the inimitable Jeff Kirby for posting it. The John Cage line, "we make our lives by what we love," put me in mind of Kirby.
Monday, February 19, 2018
A new poem of mine up on George Murray's always interesting NewPoetry.ca
I wrote it after the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
And yeah, “poetry makes nothing happen” but it is one part of us processing things and thinking through the experience together.
And if you haven't seen it, watch the remarkable speeches and interviews by the teen survivors of the shooting, powerful voices calling for change and refusing the status quo attitude that its a political gridlock. The link also links to ways that one can help.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Last night was the opening for my art show, Broken Light, an exhibition of images bases on letters from the Hebrew alphabet. The show was curated by the great Lisa Pijuan-Nomura in the Reading Room of Bryan Prince Bookseller in Hamilton.
I've created a webpage of all the images and how to order them as well as webpage of my talk about the exhibition, the Hebrew alphabet, mysticism, and how paying attention to letters can unmake the world