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Throwback Thursday
Explore / Travel

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Seven years ago on this very day (well the very day that Jan 7th occurred on back in 2009) I was on a wintry roadtrip from Toronto to Thunder Bay, with my friends Rachel and Zack.  Leaving Toronto just before midnight we alternated driving the 400 series and Central Ontario highways overnight so that we could … Continue reading

Write On Wednesday
Explore / Poetry

Write On Wednesday

I have exited myself into the ocean – as whitecaps, as waterlogged boardwalks as waves and wharves and whales. Expelling myself, as salt overflowing heavily soaking – shockingly, stunningly in your translucent brine. In your most foamy waves are things which surge me, or which I cannot sway because they are too strong. Like salmon … Continue reading

SpokenWord Saturday
Poetry / Poetry Slam

SpokenWord Saturday

SPOKEN WORD is an ancient oral tradition and art form that involves performing, speaking, reciting poetry but intertwines story-telling and word play, sometimes collaborating with song, music, theater, or dance.  Performance poetry starts with poetic components – such as rhyme, repetition, slang, improvisation, and other elements of writing but then weaves a layer of performance … Continue reading

SpokenWord Saturday
Outlaw / Poetry / Poetry Slam

SpokenWord Saturday

On the doorstep of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election, I am watching a talented youth poet named Hannah Berry.  This SpokenWord Saturday, I share with you Hannah’s poem ‘Wax Leader‘ – the poem I remember being most impressed by at Hullabaloo.  If you or anyone needs any more reminding why to vote Harper out, listen to Hannah’s words: “There is a … Continue reading