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Eh Poetry Podcast - Canadian poems read 3 times, each with a slight difference.

Eh Poetry Podcast - Canadian poems read 3 times, each with a slight difference.

By Jason E Coombs
A space to listen to poetry like you listen to your favourite music, on repeat!

We feature poetry from poets who call Canada home with the goal of exposing it to the world, while giving listeners a chance to dive deeper into each poem with a 2nd and 3rd reading.

Our audience loves diving further into the poem with each reading and the poets featured love hearing their work through another poet's eyes, ears, heart and voice.

Would you be interested in hearing you Canadian poem on Eh Poetry? I would love to hear from you: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a voice message below.
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Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (3 of 3)

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On The Spring Equinox by Amanda Merpaw
Amanda Merpaw is a poet, writer, editor, educator, and researcher. Her writing has appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, Grain, Literary Review of Canada, The Maynard, Prairie Fire, PRISM International, and Room. She was shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2022 Poem of the Year Contest. Her first chapbook, Put the Ghosts Down Between Us, was released in 2021 by Anstruther Press and her debut poetry collection is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press in Spring 2024. She is currently a contributing editor at Arc Poetry Magazine and a member of the editorial board at Anstruther Press. She is also a PhD student in queer and disability studies at the University of Toronto. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
06:23
September 26, 2022
Attention by Kate Cayley
Kate Cayley is a fiction writer, playwright, and poet. She has written a short story collection, How You Were Born, two collections of poetry, When This World Comes to an End and Other Houses, a young adult novel, The Hangman in the Mirror, and a number of plays, both traditional and experimental.  She has won the Trillium Book Award, the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, an O. Henry Short Story Prize, and a Chalmers Fellowship, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the K. M. Hunter Award, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and the CBC Prize in both poetry and fiction. She lives in Toronto with her wife and their three children. Her second short story collection, Householders, is published by Biblioasis. Read more about Kate, here.  This poem, "Attention" was first published in Grain Magazine, then again in Best Canadian Poetry 2021, Biblioasis Press.  Please check out her books, here and her plays, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:27
September 23, 2022
Tryouts For The Flying Motorist Artist Team, 1958 by Hoa Nguyen
Born in the Mekong Delta, Hoa Nguyen was raised and educated in the United States and has lived in Canada since 2011. Hoa has had the privilege to work and teach all over the United States and Canada and is the author of several books including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. Her fifth book of poems,  A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure was named a finalist for a Kingsley Tufts Award, National Book Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award and has garnered additional support from The Poetry Foundation, Library Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing has been promoted by such outlets as Granta, PEN American Center, CBC Books, Boston Review, The Best Canadian Poetry series, Poetry, The Walrus, and Pleiades. In 2019, she was nominated for a Neustadt International Prize for Literature, a prestigious international literary award often compared with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more about Hao here.  You can follow Hoa on Twitter, here, on Instagram, here, and on Facebook, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:39
September 21, 2022
Whale by Joyce Goodwin
In 1989 Joyce immigrated with family from Ireland to North Vancouver and continued her social work career. She joined the North Shore Writers’ Association becoming vice-President and co-founder of “Dare to be Heard” literary salon. She later also joined the Canadian Authors Association Vancouver board and The Ontario Poetry Society. Joyce has been a trustee, judge and reviewer for national book awards and a contributing writer to Arts Alive magazine. Her words are etched into glass at the Lynn Valley library. Her writing has been published in over thirty group anthologies, winning both prose and poetry awards. Her first poetry book “Fragments: A Poetry Mosaic” was published in 2021. Twelve winning poems are included in this collection. In the Fall this book will be included in the North Shore Libraries local authors collection. It is included in the CAA member book. A Review of this poetry collection is in the “Canadian Poetry Review”. On Sunday November 6th from 2-4pm there will be a book launch at the University Women’s Club at at Hycroft. ( www.uwcvancouver.ca ) As a visual artist Joyce is a member of the North Shore Artists Guild, the International Watercolour Society, Watercolour Studio North Shore and the Hycroft painters. Her work was used to illustrate two anthologies. She exhibits locally and internationally. All images in this book are of Joyce’s original paintings. www.nsartists.ca/joycegoodwin As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:41
September 20, 2022
On Lake Ontario by Dharm Jain
About the author: Dharmpal Mahendra Jain  Born (1952) and raised in tribal reserve of Jhabua, India, Dharm is a Toronto based Author. He writes in Hindi and English. He has seven published books- five collections of satirical essays and two collections of Poetry. He is a columnist for three prestigious journals Chankya Varta, Vishwa Gatha, Setu and Vishwa. His works have appeared in prestigious Hindi journals across the world. His poetry in English has been previously published in Poetry Pause, Fresh Voices, Harbinger Asylum, Akshara, Impspired, Piker Press, Scarlet Leaf Review, Dissident Voice, and Setu. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:22
September 19, 2022
Meeting Anne Shirley by Vilma Blenman
Vilma Blenman is a Jamaican-Canadian poet, a registered psychotherapist, a teacher and a mother of two millennials. She considers her poems dispatches from the diaspora where she’s both observer and participant on issues of race, identity formation, Black history and the wonder of landscapes that speak to the soul. Vilma published her chapbook, "First Flight" in 2013 and since then had poems and prose pieces in the Canadian best seller anthology series, “Hot Apple Cider,” published by That’s Life! Communications. She was recently published in "Ekstasis" and is a contributing poet to the Toronto Crossings Arts Exhibition, 2022. A two-time winner of the WCDR (Writers Community of Durham Region) Slam Poetry Competition, Vilma also taught at-risk youth to write and perform poetry for an annual community Poetry Café at a local high school where she also co-edited two publications of student-writing. She has performed at Black History month venues and fund-raiser events in the Greater Toronto Area and is a regular poet on the podium at her local church. This spring she led workshops with teens on the power of poetry to process grief and loss. Vilma lives with her family in Pickering, Ontario. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
06:43
September 02, 2022
Red Tide by Shannon Kernaghan
Shannon Kernaghan’s work appears in books, magazines and journals – poetry, fiction and everything between. She enjoyed life as a ‘digital nomad’ for years, writing from her RV parked on a horse ranch in Alberta or between casinos in Las Vegas. Previously she wrote a weekly newspaper column, and she continues to tell her stories at www.ShannonKernaghan.com. Find her book here: More Life Coming Up (After the Breakdown) Follow her anywhere: W: www.ShannonKernaghan.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/shannon.kernaghan.16 T: https://twitter.com/ShanKernaghan IG: http://www.instagram.com/shankernaghan/ YT: https://buff.ly/2VtpmN5 As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:16
September 01, 2022
A Love Supreme by Richard-Yves Sitoski
Richard-Yves Sitoski is a songwriter, performance poet, and the 2019-2023 Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, Ontario. He is also the Artistic Director of the Words Aloud festival. He is part of the performance poetry duo O P E N Sound with croc E moses, makes politically charged sound poetry with the Noises ON Collective, and explores the history of Grey County in story, song, and verse with the Métissage Collective. He regularly collaborates with Grey Bruce Pride, SHEATRE and the M'Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre. Read more about Rico, here.  You can read more of Rico's poems, here, see and hear him perform his poetry here, and follow his social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:50
August 31, 2022
Luminology by Phillip Crymble
Phillip Crymble is a physically disabled poet from Belfast now living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A poetry editor at The Fiddlehead and a PhD candidate at UNB, he received his MFA from the University of Michigan and has new poems forthcoming The Walrus, The London Magazine, The Irish Times, and elsewhere. Not Even Laughter, his first book-length collection, was a finalist for both the J.M. Abraham Prize and the New Brunswick Book Award. In 2016 he won The Puritan’s annual Thomas Morton Poetry Prize. In 2017 he was voted the Reader’s Choice Award winner in Arc Poetry’s poem of the Year contest. You can follow Phillip on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:16
August 29, 2022
My Dishwasher by Michael Penny
Michael Penny has published five books, most recently Outside, Inside (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.) He was born in Adelaide, South Australia and  came to Edmonton with his family in 1967. His 2011 book, Particles, was short-listed for the Writers Guild of Alberta Stefansson Award. His writing has appeared in dozen of literary periodicals and anthologies. He lives on Bowen Island. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:44
August 26, 2022
Dive by Madeline Bassnett
Madeline Bassnett is a poet, teacher, and researcher. She is the author of the poetry collection Under the Gamma Camera (Gaspereau 2019), which was longlisted for the RCLAS Annual Fred Cogswell Award in 2020. She is also the author of two chapbooks: Pilgrimage (Baseline 2016) and Elegies (Frog Hollow 2011). She lives on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Chonnonton Nations, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at Western University. Twitter: @m_bassnett Here is a link to Under the Gamma Camera (Gaspereau 2019). Here are a couple more places you can read and listen to more of Madeline's poetry:  Watch Your Head AFTER AUDUBON - A video collaboration originally presented June 1st 2022 by Madeline Bassnett and Jenny Berkel As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:30
August 25, 2022
Childhood Tongue by Daniel G. Scott
Daniel G Scott, has just released Travels with Athóma (Aeolus House) and has previously published Aftertime (2019) and Voicing Suicide (2020), an anthology of suicide poems he edited, as well as [klee-shays] undone, volume one (2020). His other publications include four books of poetry, three chapbooks and individual poems in journals, anthologies and chapbooks as well as numerous academic publications. In 1984, he won a one-act playwriting competition in New Brunswick. He is past Artistic Director of Planet Earth Poetry and producer for Poets Caravan, and can say poetry has saved his life more than once. Here is the Poet's Caravan link I mentioned, a very cool project by Planet Earth Poetry that highlights the rich cultural landscape of Southern Vancouver Island. Each poet is represented by a pin on Google Earth of a spot meaningful to them – somewhere they like to do their writing or find particularly inspiring. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:07
August 24, 2022
Dresden Cup by Susan Wismer
Susan is... poet, mother, grandmother, gardener, dancer, hiker, activist. A former professor of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo, she has worked with colleagues in Indonesia, India and Northern Canada and with students from many places around the world. She walked the Camino Santiago in 2018 and plans to walk the Bruce Trail which passes close to her home, from start to finish in 2022. The pandemic months have been made much more bearable by her ongoing collaboration with Passionate Heart Dance (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1706827082798048/). Read more... You can read more of Susan's poetry here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:14
August 23, 2022
I Was Just Thinking by Sean McDermott
Sean McDermott is an Irish poet and songwriter living in Toronto, ON.   On his first book of poetry I Was Just Thinking:  An important collection by a superb talent reflecting the poet's world during the lockdown/Pandemic  "During my solitude, I have taken a deep dive into personal history and common emotion. The poems deal with my thoughts on relationships, alcoholism, illness, music and escapism into memories and fantasy. The work is wrapped in a protective layer of reality and optimism.... This is Sean's first collection of poems, each one surrounding a single realization of a visual truth in action. The poems cascade outward in reckless examination of a moment, a memory, and then retreat toward resolution." As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:32
August 22, 2022
Seduced by Siman Constam
Simon Constam is a poet and an aphorist. His poems have been published in various magazines, among them The Jewish Literary Journal, Poetica, and the Dark Poetry Club. He has published a new, original aphorism under the moniker Daily Ferocity on Instagram, daily for almost three years. Characterized by the admission of doubt in God’s desire for a better world, and willing to see Jewish tradition as indispensable, Brought Down struggles with daily life as a firm believer and continuing pride in Jewish identity. Here is a link to purchase the book.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:23
August 20, 2022
Screw by James Pollock
James Pollock’s most recent book of poems is Durable Goods (Véhicule Press/Signal Editions, 2022). He is also the author of Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press, 2012), a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry, and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2012), a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. He is also editor of The Essential Daryl Hine (The Porcupine’s Quill), which made The Partisan‘s list of the best books of 2015. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, AGNI, Plume, The Walrus, and many other journals. They have also won the Manchester Poetry Prize, the Magma Editors’ Prize, and the Guy Owen Prize from Southern Poetry Review, and have been reprinted in anthologies in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. He is Professor of English at Loras College, and lives with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin. Follow him at www.jamespollock.org, where you can subscribe to his blog about poetics, called The Art of Poetry Blog. You can follow along with James on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram And follow Véhicule Press on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:60
August 19, 2022
Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (3 of 3)
This episode is the third of a special three episode series featuring seven excerpts from the poem "Hand" by Klara du Plessis from her 2020 book  Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest Press) Klara du Plessis is a South African-Canadian poet, who writes in both English and Afrikaans. Her debut poetry collection Ekke won the Pat Lowther Award, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, in 2019. Her second collection, Hell Light Flesh, was released in 2020. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
07:29
August 18, 2022
Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (2 of 3)
This episode is the second of a special 3 episode series featuring seven excerpts from the poem "Hand" by Klara du Plessis from her 2020 book  Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest Press) Klara du Plessis is a South African-Canadian poet, who writes in both English and Afrikaans. Her debut poetry collection Ekke won the Pat Lowther Award, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, in 2019. Her second collection, Hell Light Flesh, was released in 2020. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:51
August 17, 2022
Excerpt from "Hand" by Klara du Plessis (1 of 3)
This episode is the first of a special 3 episode series featuring seven excerpts from the poem "Hand" by Klara du Plessis from her 2020 book  Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest Press) Klara du Plessis is a South African-Canadian poet, who writes in both English and Afrikaans. Her debut poetry collection Ekke won the Pat Lowther Award, and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, in 2019. Her second collection, Hell Light Flesh, was released in 2020. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:13
August 16, 2022
Already it Seems You Haunt This Cottage by Milton Acorn
Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. He was born in Prince Edward Island, and grew up in Charlottetown. He joined the armed forces during World War II at the age of eighteen. During World War II, on a trans-Atlantic crossing, Acorn suffered a wound from depth charges. The wound was severe enough for him to receive a disability pension from Veterans Affairs for most of his life. He returned to Prince Edward Island and moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1956 and was for a time a member of the Labor-Progressive Party. He spent several years living at the Hotel Waverly in Toronto, Ontario. In Montreal, he published some of his early poems in the political magazine, New Frontiers. In 1956 he self-published a mimeographed chapbook, In Love and Anger, his first collection of poems. In the 1950s some of his poetry was published in the magazine Canadian Forum. He was for a short time married to poet Gwendolyn MacEwen. In the mid-1960s, he moved to Vancouver and joined the League for Socialist Action. In 1967, Acorn helped found the "underground" newspaper The Georgia Straight in Vancouver, BC. In 1969 he published his poetry collection I've Tasted My Blood. Acorn was awarded the Canadian Poets Award in 1970 and the Governor General's Award in 1976 for his collection of poems, The Island Means Minago. In 1977, Acorn introduced the Jackpine sonnet, a form designed to be as irregular and spikey (and Canadian) as a jack pine tree, but with internal structure and integrity. Without a fixed number of lines and with varied line lengths, the Jackpine sonnet depends on interweaving internal rhymes, assonance and occasional end-rhymes. In July 1986, he suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital. Acorn died in his home town of Charlottetown on August 20, 1986, due to complications associated with his heart condition and diabetes. According to fellow poet and friend Jim Deahl, he had "lost his will to live after the death of a younger sister." As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
08:00
August 13, 2022
A Jar of Fireflies by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews has written six collections of poetry:  "The Whispers of Stones", "Sea Glass", "The Red Accordion", "Letters from the Singularity", "A Jar of Fireflies" and "Sunrise Over Lake Ontario." Nature and one's place in it, as well as memory and social justice are her muses. Her poems "The Red Accordion" and "Emerald City" were shortlisted for Descant's Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem Prize and The Malahat Review's Open Seasons Award respectively.  In 2015, her poem "Ghost" received first prize in Big Pond Rumours Literary E-Zine Contest. In 2019 her poem "Mosque" was shortlisted for The Eden Mills Literary Festival Poetry Prize and for The Henry Drummond Spring Pulse Poetry Contest. Josie is the author of two non-fiction books: "How The Italians Created Canada" and "In the Name of Hockey." In 2020 she will be teaching poetry workshops at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Josie  lives, teaches and writes in Oakville Ontario, Canada. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
07:10
August 12, 2022
Saint Lucy (who carries her eyes in a dish) by Nancy Holmes
Canadian writer Nancy Holmes has published six collections of poetry, most recently Arborophobia (University of Alberta Press). She is the editor of Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems.  She is Associate Professor in Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. With Denise Kenney, she established the Eco Art Incubator, an initiative which supports ecological art in the Okanagan Valley and with Dr. Cameron Cartiere she established an award-winning community-based art project about native pollinators called Border Free Bees. Nancy won the 2015 Robert Kroetsch National Teaching Award in Creative Writing for her innovative student project, Dig Your Neighbourhood, and The Malahat Review’s Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction award in 2017. You can connect with Nancy on Facebook.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:57
August 11, 2022
Shhhhh by Laura Zacharin
Laura Zacharin is the author of Common Brown House Moths (Frontenac House 2019), longlisted for the 2020 Gerald Lampert Award. She was the recipient of University of Toronto’s Marina Nemat Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in The Fiddlehead, CV2, The Malahat Review, Prism, Arc Poetry, and other Canadian literary journals. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.  This poem "Shhhhh" was written during a workshop given by Ariel Gordon as writer in residence at University of Manitoba’s Center for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, called Dispatches from the World and appears in the chapbook of the same name You can check out Laura's book Common Brown House Moths (Frontenac House 2019), here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
06:01
August 10, 2022
Witness by Karen Quevillon
Karen Quevillon is an award-winning author of poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction. Since 2009 her work has appeared in literary journals such as Grain, Geist Magazine, In/Words, FreeFall, Cargo Literary, Maple Tree Literary Supplement and The Fieldstone Review. She is currently seeking a publisher for her first book-length volume of poetry. Her debut novel, THE PARASOL FLOWER, was released in 2020 by Regal House Publishing. Educated as a philosopher (PhD Northwestern University), Karen is the mother of two children and enjoys hiking, gardening and yoga. www.theartofwriting.ca @KarenQuevillon You can read more of Karen's beautiful work, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:15
August 09, 2022
Post-Surgery Shower by Lauren Seal
Lauren Seal is a writer, librarian, and St. Albert’s third Poet Laureate. She mentors the teen and young adult poets of SWYC, the Spoken Word Youth Choir, and performs in the adult incarnation of the group. When she’s not busy recommending books to library patrons, Lauren can be found reading, writing, and composing poems in her head on long dog walks. You can read more of her wonderful work here. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with her news.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:52
August 08, 2022
Bonus Track by Gordon Taylor
Gordon Taylor (he/him) is a queer poet who walks an ever-swaying wire of technology, health care and poetry. A recent Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in Grain, Rattle, Event, Banshee, Descant and Plenitude. In his spare time Gordon is a volunteer reader for Five South Magazine. "Bonus Track" was published in Banshee Issue #13 | Spring/Summer 2022 Here is another of Gordon's poems for your reading pleasure.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:58
August 06, 2022
Hangover by Patrick Connors
Pat Connors first chapbook, Scarborough Songs, was released by Lyricalmyrical Press in 2013, and charted on the Toronto Poetry Map. Other publication credits include: The Toronto Quarterly; Spadina Literary Review; Sharing Spaces; Tamaracks; and Tending the Fire. His first full collection, The Other Life, is newly released by Mosaic Press. You can follow Pat on his social media, here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.j.connors.3 Twitter: https://twitter.com/81912CON As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:13
August 05, 2022
A White Tent Goes Up by Sarah Venart
Sarah Venart was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1968. She moved to New Brunswick with her family at the age of four, spending her childhood and teenage years on a sheep farm near the village of Elgin. She has published two books of poetry: Woodshedding (2007) and I am The Big Heart  (2020). Sarah has an MA in Creative Writing and Literature (Concordia) and two B.A.s in Creative Writing and Canadian Studies. Read more.  You can follow Sarah on Instagram and/or Twitter. You can purchase her books here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
06:10
August 04, 2022
Blessing for Twitter by Adam Sol
Adam Sol was born in New York, and lived in East Brunswick, New Jersey for a few years, but he thinks of New Fairfield, Connecticut, as where he really grew up. Adam went to Tufts University for undergrad, which included a year at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. It happened to be the 1989-1990 school year, which was pretty momentous for a few reasons. He borrowed a mallet that spring and got my own little chunk of the Berlin Wall, though it doesn’t look any different from a normal piece of painted cement. After some wandering, Adam went to Bloomington, Indiana, to get an MFA in Creative Writing under the supervision of David Wojahn, Roger Mitchell, and Yusef Komunyakaa. Took a year off after that, got married, and moved to Cincinnati, where the University of Cincinnati beckoned. There he got a PhD in American Literature. His dissertation was on the “invention of ethnicity” in the novels of some Jewish writers from the early part of the 20th century. While Adam was finishing his coursework for the PhD, his wife Yael Splansky was finishing her rabbinic ordination at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. They moved to Toronto for her first gig at Holy Blossom Temple, and have been there ever since. Read More You can find Adam's books on the ECW Press page and read more about his poetry here.  You can follow Adam on Twitter, if you please.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:22
August 03, 2022
when i ask you if i've changed by Ryanne Kap
Ryanne Kap is a Chinese-Canadian writer and academic from Strathroy, Ontario. Her work has been featured in Grain, carte blanche, long con, and elsewhere. Her short story “Heat” won first place in Grain’s 2020 Short Grain contest, was nominated by Grain for the 2020 Journey Prize, and was selected as a notable pick in the 2021 edition of Best Canadian Short Stories. Her debut chapbook, “goodbye, already,” was published by Frog Hollow Press in 2021. Ryanne holds a B.A. (Honours, with distinction) in English and creative writing from the University of Toronto Scarborough (2020) and an M.A. in English from Western University (2021). She is also the managing editor at The Puritan. You can download her chapbook correspondence, here and visit the MODEL Press website here to download the other chapbooks they have published.  You can also follow Ryanne on Twitter or Instagram.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:53
August 02, 2022
Father's Day by Liz Howard
Liz Howard’s debut collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for poetry, and was named a Globe and Mail top 100 book. A National Magazine Award finalist, her recent work has appeared in Canadian Literature, Literary Review of Canada, Room Magazine and Best Canadian Poetry 2021. Her second collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, was published by McClelland & Stewart in June 2021. Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She has completed creative writing and Indigenous arts residencies at McGill University, University of Calgary, UBC Okanagan, Douglas College, Sheridan College, and The Capilano Review. She is also an adjunct professor and lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and serves on the editorial board for Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in Northern Ontario, she currently lives in Toronto. Click here to read Liz's profile on the Penguin Random House website.  You can follow Liz on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:39
August 01, 2022
Raining Glory by Neall Calvert
Neall Calvert has twenty-five years’ experience as a journalist, book editor and writer. His poetry has been published in Strathcona Collective, Yawp! [India], The Men’s Journal, Thunder Stick, Borrowed Solace, Dreamers, Open Minds Quarterly, the 2019 Durvile / Alberta book "Vistas of the West: Poems and Visuals of Nature," the 2022 Caitlin Press / BC book "Worth More Standing: Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees," and online at Recovering The Self and the League of Canadian Poets' Poetry Pause and Fresh Voices. Prose pieces have appeared in print in a Douglas & McIntyre anthology and at Recovering The Self. A resume of his publications, and stories on the mystical life and connecting to nature, appear at . Neall is writing a prose / poetry memoir of a long healing journey out of trauma. See Facebook, "Neall Calvert, Poet": www.facebook.com/CampbellRiverPoet You can also follow Neall on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:38
July 30, 2022
Words Come After by Rayya Liebich
Rayya Liebich (she/her) is an award-winning Canadian writer of Lebanese and Polish descent. Passionate about writing as a tool for transformation and changing the discourse on grief, she teaches creative writing classes to youth, adults, and seniors in Nelson, British Columbia. Read more about Rayya here.  You can follow Rayya on Instagram, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:16
July 29, 2022
Even at its most difficult by Manahil Bandukwala
Manahil Bandukwala is a writer, visual artist, and editor. She was born and raised in Karachi and is currently a settler on the unceded territory of the Anishnabek, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently the Mississaugas of the Credit River (Mississauga). She holds a BA in English from Carleton University and an MA in English at the University of Waterloo. She currently works as Coordinating Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and Digital Content Editor for Canthius. Her latest book, MONUMENT, will be published by Brick Books in the fall of 2022. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:09
July 28, 2022
Origin Story by Rob McLennan
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with the brilliant and utterly delightful poet and book conservator Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the CAA/Most Promising Writer in Canada under 30 Award in 1999, the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. He has published books with Talonbooks, The Mercury Press, Black Moss Press, New Star Books, Insomniac Press, Broken Jaw Press, Stride, Salmon Publishing and others, and his most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014), The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016). Further poetry titles are forthcoming from Flat Singles Press and Salmon Publishing. Continue to read about Rob, here.  To learn more about the book I read this poem from, the book of smaller, please click here.   You can follow Rob on Twitter, here, and don't forget to visit above/ground press as well.   As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:43
July 27, 2022
As Far As You Know by A.F. Moritz
A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, most recently, The Sparrow (2018) and As Far As You Know (2020). In 2019, Moritz was named the sixth Poet Laureate of Toronto,  a position he will hold for four years. He also serves as the Goldring Professor of the Arts and Society at Victoria University at the University of Toronto. Moritz has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, inclusion in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. He is a three-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award for English-language poetry (Rest on the Flight into Egypt, The Sentinel, and The New Measures). He was the winner of the ReLit Award for poetry in 2005 for Night Street Repairs. And his collection, The Sentinel, a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year, won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:52
July 25, 2022
Birdhouse by Kate Marshall Flaherty
Kate Marshall Flaherty is a poet, teacher, editor and performer. She has five books of poetry, including "Reaching V," Guernica Editions and “Radiant,” Inanna Publications. She has been published in numerous Canadian and International Journals and Anthologies, CV2, Grain, Room, Saranac Review, Trinity Review and others. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Mitchel Prize foe Poetry, Arc's Poem of the Year 2019 and Exile's Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize 2018, Descant’s Best Canadian Poem, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Prize, the Robert Frost Poetry Award and others. You can also connect with Kate on Twitter. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:36
July 23, 2022
I'll Come Back as a Strathearn Paperweight by Jessica Lee McMillan
Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet with an MA in English. When not writing or teaching, she spends time with her little family and buries herself in books and records. Jessica's work explores perception, existential concerns, pop culture, music, social justice, nature, water, physics, scale, the word & body, and mental & physical peripheries. You can find her work presently/forthcoming in Pocket Lint, Tiny Spoon, Blank Spaces Magazine, Pinhole Poetry, Riddled with Arrows, Antilang, Dream Pop Journal, Gap Riot Press, SORTES, Train Poetry Journal, Lover's Eye Press, Red Alder Review and others. ​Jessica is a white settler and first-generation Canadian who lives in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the Coast Salish and Halkomelem-speaking Peoples, in particular, the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations. You can also connect with Jessica on Twitter.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:36
July 22, 2022
Complex Beauty - Emerging from Grays by Francine Fallara
Francine Fallara is a passionate, genuine and creative simple girl striving daily to keep my inner rebel warrior alive. Music lover. Exploration Geologist. Society tries to impose so many rules on us and our life patterns, but who says this is the way to live. If people would seriously listen more to their inner voices, they would be happier, more optimistic, avoid depression and be grateful for their life achievements. We are the master of our own lives. We need to understand we can change anything we don’t like in our lives. We can all stop living to satisfy others’ judgments and start living based on our personal convictions. Expressing her own journey within her first book « Inkling Whispers »: A collection of poems inspired by her numerous photo-walk escapades comforting my explorer's soul. This poem is in Francine's second book : Uncovering the Shadows which was published the end of April 2022 by Bookleaf Publishing. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:55
July 21, 2022
Shall I go? by Allie Picketts
Allie Picketts (she/her) is a musician, parent, writer, teacher and lover of nature. She is thankful to live within the traditional territory of the T'Sou-ke Nation. Allie acknowledges that as a descendent of European settlers, she lives, moves, and creates on the traditional lands of Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples including T’Sou-ke, Pacheedaht, lək̓ʷəŋən, Scia’new, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. May we each continually reflect on the history of the land we live on and consider what we can do daily, in our particular individual lives, to support truth, reconciliation, the land back movement, and Indigenous sovereignty. You can find Allie on Instagram as well.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:49
July 20, 2022
One Good Thing by Harry Posner
Harry Posner is a self-published and published poet, author, and editor, whose love of writing evolved in a natural progression from short stories to children’s picture books, to poetry, novels, and spoken word performance. He is currently a member of the Words Aloud Poetry Collective, as well as the Headwaters Writers Guild, Writers Ink Alton, an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets and a member of the Writers Union of Canada. As well as teaching creative writing in the area of Woodville, Nova Scotia, he has authored three novels, a book of poetry, and a workbook for developing writers. Harry released a collection of flash fiction entitled LITTLE EXITS early in 2015 and also released his first audio poetry CD in November of 2015. He released his novel AUROCH UNBOUND in 2017, and... he was named first Poet Laureate of Dufferin County in June 2017! In 2019 his first novella PEGGY LEE'S DELICIOUS LIPS won the Ken Klonsky novella award, and was published by Quattro Books. Harry has just published a book of spoken word poetry, BLUE IS BIGGER THAN BROWN, and is soon to release MALWARE, a novella trilogy consisting of Malware, Dux Dispar, and Here is Betty. Watch for it. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:30
July 19, 2022
How to Get Lost in the Woods by Tanis MacDonald
Tanis MacDonald is an essayist, poet, professor and free-range literary animal. She is the host of the podcast Watershed Writers, and the author of Out of Line: Daring to Be an Artist Outside the Big City. Her essay “Mondegreen Girls” won The Malahat Review's Open Seasons Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2021. She identifies as a bad birder, and lives near Ose’kowáhne in southwestern Ontario as a grateful guest on traditional Haudenosaunee territory. "How to Get Lost in the Woods" appears in Tanis's latest book, Straggle: Adventures in Walking While Female, published by Wolsak & Wynn in spring 2022. You can follow Tanis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook,  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:44
July 18, 2022
Demonic Snow by Nan Williamson
Nan Williamson is a teacher, artist and author living in Peterborough. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, Toronto, 2013. Her chapbook, leave the door open for the moon, was published by Jackson Creek Press in 2015. Always interested in the verbal-visual connection, she plays with shapes, colours, and texture to wed form and content in paint and poetry. More than 80 of her poems have been published in juried literary journals and anthologies in Canada, the US, and the UK.  Her poem, Interlude  was one of six set to music by Alain Keyser  for her album, One Sky, 2017 She is also the illustrator for Delicate Impact, a Canadian anthology of poetry, A Beret Days Book, The Ontario Poetry Society, 2018. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:22
July 16, 2022
Alea Iacta Est by Atma Frans
In her writing Atma Frans searches for the voice beneath her personas: woman, mother, architect, trauma survivor, queer, yogi, poet. Her poetry has been a finalist for contests and is published in The New Quarterly, Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire Magazine, Obsessed with Pipework (UK), Lighthouse Literary Journal(UK), and elsewhere. She lives in Gibsons BC where she is working on her debut collection “Despite the Dark.” For more info see: www.spacestobe.org As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:12
July 15, 2022
Wandering by Danny Peart
Danny Peart was born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. After a few years at Lakeport High School, he disappeared for a while to Kingston, Ontario. He was either at university there or in the penitentiary. He won't specify. He now lives in Vancouver, married to Janette Lindley and they have two sons, Max and Nick. He has worked as a Globe and Mail paperboy, a Bartender, a farm equipment Parts Manager and a Personal Trainer for the past 27 years. (His clients eagerly await his Confessions of a Personal Trainer.) He has studied writing with Gloria Sawai, Zsuzsi Gartner, Edna Alford, Seán Virgo, Carolyn Smart, Don McKay and Ernest Hemingway. Aislinn Hunter was his exceptional advisor for the poems in Ruined By Love. Danny is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. In 2016 he published Stark Naked in a Laundromat - 10 stories and 10 poems about growing up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario (Nicely introduced by his brother Neil Peart). In December of 2017 he published a new collections of poems, titled Another Mountain to Climb. "Wandering" is from Danny's new collection “Not Quite So Handsome” that will be added to his website on July 30th. Please take a moment to check out Danny's YouTube channel as well.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:48
July 14, 2022
Circus by PJ Thomas
PJ Thomas successfully published her first book of poetry, Undertow, in October 2020. Her lyrics appear on the 2021 Juno-nominated album, Solar Powered Too. Included in the 2022 Bill Bissett anthology, Poemdemic, Thomas has been published in the River Magazine, the Arthur Newspaper, and by the Poet Laureate of Cobourg. You can find her book Undertow, here, or ask you local library to ask for a copy.  You can connect with her on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:17
July 13, 2022
Testimony One: On Account of a Ripe Brandywine Tomato by Lesley-Anne Evans
Lesley-Anne Evans, an Irish-Canadian poet, writes from and stewards Feeny Wood, a contemplative Christian woodland retreat in Kelowna, B.C., on the traditional unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. Her periodical publications include The Antigonish Review, Barren Magazine, Cascadia Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Lake Journal, The Porch Magazine, and Presence Journal. Lesley-Anne helped found Red Couch, an art gallery for marginalized artists, and co-created SEE:kelowna, a museum exhibit sharing stories of homelessness. Mute Swan is Lesley-Anne’s debut collection of poems. Testimony One: On Account of a Ripe Brandywine Tomato, is the first poem in Lesley-Anne's debut collection Mute Swan: Poems for Maria Queen of the World, published by The St. Thomas Poetry Series (Toronto), November, 2021. If you would like to connect with Lesley-Anne, she can be reached through the following social media accounts:  LinkedIn, or Facebook or via her email: evanslesleyanne[at]gmail[dot]com As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:51
July 12, 2022
The Quick by Jim Johnstone
Jim Johnstone is a Canadian poet, editor, and critic. He’s the author of five books of poetry, including The Chemical Life (Véhicule Press, 2017), Dog Ear (Véhicule Press, 2014), and Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010). He’s also the editor-in-chief of Anstruther Press, the recipient of a CBC Literary Award, The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Award and Poetry's Editors Prize for Book Reviewing. Johnstone is currently the poetry editor at Palimpsest Press, and an associate editor at Representative Poetry Online. He lives in Toronto. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:54
July 11, 2022
Far North by Susan Ioannou
Susan Ioannou is a Toronto poet, who also writes literary essays and fiction. Her poetry books include Coming Home: An Old Love Story (Leaf Press) and Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth (Your Scrivener Press), and the guide A Magical Clockwork: The Art of Writing the Poem (Wordwrights Canada). "Far North" is a poem from her book Looking for Light, published in 2017 by Hidden Brook Press As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:01
July 09, 2022
Between by Mark Hertzberger
Mark Hertzberger is a member of Poetry Stratford and the Huron Poetry Collective. Mark has recently self-published his first chapbook: Fog & Mirrors. His poetry also appears in the following publications:  “Denouement”, published by Beliveau Books  “Writers Undercover: Tenth Anniversary Issue” - Cambridge Writers Collective  “Writers Collective Anthology: Volume 1” - Kitchener Public Library  “The Language of Dew and Sunsets” – Huron Poetry Collective  “Fresh Voices” – League of Canadian Poets  The Leaf – Brucedale Press Mark took first place in the 2008 Poetry Stratford Open Mike Contest and has read his poetry on CJCS Radio and at Culture Days Festivals in Stratford. Mark resides in Stratford, Ontario with novelist Yvonne Hertzberger. You can connect with Mark on Facebook, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:58
July 08, 2022
I Am by Fern G. Z. Carr
FERN G. Z. CARR is a former lawyer, teacher, and past President of both the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Kelowna Branch, and Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society. She is a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the League of Canadian Poets where she served as Poet-in-Residence mentoring young writers. This Pushcart Prize nominee composes and translates poetry in six languages including Mandarin. Fern also curates her poetry YouTube channel. Her poetry collection is entitled Shards of Crystal (Silver Bow Publishing). She has been published extensively worldwide from Finland to Mauritius and has had her work recognized by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate. The recipient of several honours, Carr is thrilled to have one of her poems in permanent orbit around the planet Mars aboard NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft. www.ferngzcarr.com Shards of Crystal – Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, and Silver Bow Publishing. For an autographed copy, please contact Fern via her website at www.ferngzcarr.com  You can connect with Fern over the social media accounts:  YouTube Channel – Subscription is free. Wikipedia Poets & Writers  League of Canadian Poets, Federation of BC Writers, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Goodreads. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:22
July 07, 2022
Menial by Rhea B. Tregebov
Rhea Tregebov is the author of fiction, poetry and children’s picture books. Her second novel, Rue des Rosiers, released in May 2019, was short-listed for the BC and Yukon Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and won the Western Canada Jewish Book Awards Nancy Richler Memorial Prize for Fiction. Her first novel, The Knife Sharpener’s Bell (2009), a Globe and Mail Jim Bartley Top 5 book, won the J.I. Segal Award and was shortlisted for the Kobzar Award. Tregebov is also the author of seven critically acclaimed books of poetry, most recently All Souls’ (Véhicule Press 2012). Her poems have earned the Pat Lowther Award, Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award, and the Malahat Review Long Poem Award. She has published five popular children’s picture books, among them the Sasha series, illustrated by Hélène Desputeaux, creator of the Caillou television series. Tregebov has edited numerous anthologies, including Arguing with the Storm, an anthology of stories by women writers which she co-translated from the Yiddish. She is currently working on an eighth collection of poetry. “Menial”  was in published Fiddlehead. No. 284 (Summer 2020). You can purchase her books, here.  You can follow Rhea on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:28
July 06, 2022
Like A River by Kathy Figueroa
Kathy Figueroa is a Canadian poet, photographer, writer, and book publisher. Folks in and around the northern part of Hastings County have seen her articles and photographs in the Bancroft newspapers since 2004. In May, 2006, The Bancroft Times published her poem, SPRINGTIME IN PAUDASH. The resulting positive response prompted her to continue sharing her often humorous verse and, to date, her poems have appeared in The Bancroft Times and/or Bancroft This Week newspapers on close to 150 occasions. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:36
July 05, 2022
Recess Eulogies by Jessica Outram
Jessica Outram is Cobourg’s 4th Poet Laureate. She is a Métis writer and educator with roots in the Georgian Bay Métis Community. Since 2019, her mandate has been to honour and nurture Cobourg’s culturally dynamic community. Jessica not only encourages the reading and writing of poetry, she also aims to enrich our shared human experience with heartfelt contributions. Read more about Jessica, here.  "Recess Eulogies" is a poem from Jessica's book, The thing with feathers, Piquant Press. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:37
July 04, 2022
Zen Garden by Doris Fiszer
Doris Fiszer is a poet from Ottawa, Canada. Her debut collection Locked in Different Alphabets (Silver Bow Publishing) was nominated for the 2021 Archibald Lampman Award. She has two published chapbooks, The Binders and Sasanka (Wild Flower). Awards include the 2017 John Newlove Award and Tree Press’s 2016 Chapbook Award for The Binders, also a nominee for the bpNichol Award. "Zen Garden" won the 2017 John Newlove award. This poem was written for Doris's friends Colleen and David. Their beautiful Garden of Hope in Maitland inspired her poem. "Zen garden" was initially published by Bywords Publication in 2018 in my chapbook, Sasanka, (Wildflower). It is also included in Locked in Different Alphabets. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:23
July 02, 2022
The Landscape that isn't there by Mary Lee Bragg
Mary Lee Bragg spent her childhood in rural southern Alberta and was educated in Calgary. She now lives in Ottawa, where she had a career in the public service focussing on official languages. Her award-winning poetry and short fiction have appeared in literary magazines and ezines in Canada, the United States and Cuba. She has published the novel Shooting Angels (2004) and two poetry chapbooks, How Women Work (2010) and  Winter Music (2013).  This poem is the title poem of her latest book The Landscape that Wasn't There, Aeolus House (2019).  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:20
July 01, 2022
Rocking Chair by Frances Boyle
Frances Boyle is a writer of fiction and poetry living in Ottawa, Ontario on the  traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people. I was raised on the Canadian prairies, mostly in Regina on Treaty 4 territory, the traditional territory of the Cree and Saulteaux, Assiniboine and Métis. I went to university in Regina, and in  Montreal and Toronto before moving to Vancouver for a number of years. I am grateful to now be living  and well-settled in Ottawa. Her latest book, Seeking Shade was published by The Porcupine Quill.  You can find a list of her published books, here, and follow her on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:54
June 30, 2022
The River as Seen Past the Paintings in Gallery 78, Fredericton by Spencer Folkins
You can also read this poem on the Hamilton Arts & Letters page, here. Spencer Folkins (he/him) is thinking about writing a poem on the hands of a clock. He has served on the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick's Board of Directors and as a First Reads Editor for The Fiddlehead. Writing has appeared or is forthcoming in/on QWERTY, FreeFall, The Madrigal, Riddle Fence, Feels Zine, HA&L Magazine, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Spencer has served as a Coordinator for the Annual Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference (2019), President of the STU Great Books Student Society (2019-2020), graduated from St. Thomas University's School of Education (B.Ed. 2021), and teaches in his hometown of Sussex, New Brunswick. You can follow Spencer on Twitter here: @FolkinsSpencer As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
06:25
June 29, 2022
How to Catch a Mermaid in Four Easy Steps by Michele Rule
Michele Rule is a disabled poet from Kelowna BC. She is especially interested in the topics of chronic illness, relationships and nature. Michele is published in Pocket Lint, WordCityLit, the anthologies Spring Peepers and Poets for Ukraine and others. Her first chapbook is Around the World in Fifteen Haiku. She lives with a sleepy dog, two cats and a fantastic partner. You can follow Michele on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:27
June 28, 2022
Excerpt from "Las Meninas" by Klara du Plessis
Klara du Plessis is a South African-Canadian poet, who writes in both English and Afrikaans. Her debut poetry collection Ekke won the Pat Lowther Award,[2] and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award,[3] in 2019. Her second collection, Hell Light Flesh, was released in 2020. Du Plessis was born in Montreal, but raised predominantly in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She is currently a graduate student at Montreal's Concordia University. Since 2018, she has been developing, Deep Curation, a practice of poetry reading organization that places poets' works in deliberate thematic and conceptual dialogue in performance. You can read more about Klara, here.  You can follow Klara on Twitter, here and on Instagram, here.  Here is a link to the Palimpsest Press page where you can pick up your own copy of Ekke, and Hell Light Flesh.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:23
June 27, 2022
The Emerald by Cynthia Sharp
Cynthia Sharp holds an MFA in creative writing and an Honours BA in English literature. She is a full member of the League of Canadian Poets, as well as The Writers’ Union of Canada and was the City of Richmond, British Columbia’s, 2019 Writer in Residence. Her poetry, reviews and creative nonfiction have been published and broadcast internationally in journals such as CV2, Prism online, Haiku Journal, The Pitkin Review and untethered and are used in classrooms in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Cynthia is the author of Rainforest in Russet and The Light Bearers in the Sand Dollar Graviton, as well as the editor of Poetic Portions, a collection of Canadian poems and recipes honouring Earth Day, all available from Amazon and local libraries. She resides on Coast Salish land, inspired by the beauty of west coast nature. You can purchase a copy of Rainforest in Russet here.  You can follow Cynthia's blog here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:53
June 25, 2022
Edge by Ken Babstock
From the Coach House Books website:  Ken Babstock won Canada’s inaugural Latner Writer’s Trust Poetry Prize in 2014 for a body of work in mid-career. His fourth collection, Methodist Hatchet (Anansi, 2011), won The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry and was a finalist for The Trillium Book Award. His previous collections of poetry include, Mean (1999), winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People's Poet Award, Days into Flatspin (2001), winner of a K.M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize, and Airstream Land Yacht (2006), finalist for The Griffin Prize for Poetry, The Governor General’s Literary Award, and The Winterset Prize, and winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His poems have won Gold at the National Magazine Awards, been widely anthologized in Canada, the UK, the US, and Ireland, most recently in The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, and translated into Dutch, German, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, and French. All five previous titles were named Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of the Year. Recent poems have appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and in Best of The Best Of Canadian Poetry. A book length poem, On Malice, written while in Berlin as one of DAAD’s International Artist Residents in 2011/12, was published in fall 2014 by Coach House Books to wide critical acclaim. Ken Babstock was born in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto with his son. You can purchase a copy of Swivelmount here.  You can follow Ken on Twitter here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:19
June 24, 2022
Reading Palms by Susan J. Atkinson
Susan J. Atkinson was born and raised in Northern England. After 15 years working in the Toronto Film Industry, she now makes her home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where she and her film maker husband have raised their four daughters. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Arc Magazine, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Grain Magazine, The New Quarterly, The Queen’s Quarterly and Room Magazine. She has been shortlisted, been a finalist and has won a number of contests including first prize in The Carleton University Literary Contest, The National Capital Canadian Authors Annual Contest and a suite from The Marta Poems was shortlisted for Exile’s Gwendolyn MacKewan Award. Susan also writes poetry and stories for children and is the author of 4 picture books published by Little Witch Press (www.littlewitchpress.com) As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
06:52
June 23, 2022
Bus Ticket & Window Seat by Maureen Hynes
Maureen Hynes’s first book of poetry, Rough Skin, published by Wolsak and Wynn (Toronto, Ont), won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Her second collection, Harm’s Way, was published by Brick Books (London, Ont), followed by Marrow, Willow in 2011 from Pedlar Press, and, also from Pedlar Press, her fourth book of poetry, The Poison Colour, in fall, 2015. In 2016, The Poison Colour was a finalist for two national poetry awards given out by the League of Canadian Poets:  the Pat Lowther Award and the Raymond Souster Award. Maureen's most recent book,  Sotto Voce, launches in October 2019 from Brick Books. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:39
June 22, 2022
k.d. lang Performing Barefoot by Pamela Mosher
Pamela Mosher is a poet and short fiction writer who grew up in Scotch Village, Nova Scotia. Much of her writing draws on her experience living in a rural community. Pamela has a degree in Literature and a certificate in technical writing. After living in Halifax for half a dozen years, she moved to Ottawa, where she now lives with her wife and two young children. Pamela has won Contemporary Verse 2's Young Buck Poetry Prize and been a finalist for the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Poetry and The Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. Her work is can also be found in Best Canadian Poetry 2021. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:46
June 21, 2022
19 reasons to keep living by Sally Quon
Sally Quon is a dirt-road diva and teller of tales, living and laughing on the traditional territories of the Syilx people in the Okanagan Valley. She has been shortlisted for Vallum Magazine’s Chapbook Prize two consecutive years and is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets. Her personal blog, https://featherstone-creative.com is where she posts her back-country adventures and photos. You can follow Sally on Twitter here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:26
June 20, 2022
Headache by Ariel Gordon
Ariel Gordon is a Treaty 1 territory/Winnipeg-based writer, editor, and enthusiast. Her most recent books are Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests (Wolsak & Wynn, 2019) and TreeTalk (At Bay Press, 2020). She is the ringleader of Writes of Spring, a National Poetry Month project in collaboration with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival and the Winnipeg Free Press. (Pronouns: she/her) At Bay Press will also be doing her next book, a collaboration with Saskatchewan poet Brenda Schmidt called Siteseeing, in fall 2023. Ariel can also be found on Twitter and Instagram as @janedayreader. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:44
June 18, 2022
The Tea Set by Josephine LoRe
Josephine 's poems are often rooted in and inspired by nature and family, and contain lyricism and depth. Her writing oftentimes reveals an underlying universality and echoes with truth. She feels most successful when her poetry resonates with readers and listeners. Josephine has published two collections, the cross-genre Unity which integrates her photographs, poetry and prose, and The Cowichan Series, a Calgary Herald bestseller which includes her photographs and poetry created during a visit to the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Here is another link to Josephine's 2022 readings and videos.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
07:26
June 17, 2022
Wawa by Rob Taylor
Rob Taylor is the author of four poetry collections: Strangers (Biblioasis, 2021), Oh Not So Great: Poems from the Depression Project (Leaf Press, 2017), The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016) and The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011). In 2017 The News was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and in 2010 the manuscript for The Other Side of Ourselves won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize. Read more about Rob here.  You can follow Rob on Twitter, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
01:57
June 16, 2022
The Vanishing Past by Bob MacKenzie
Bob MacKenzie was born in New Westminster B.C. Much of his childhood and youth were spent walking in the woods and along the shores of Alberta and B.C. from our southern border as far north as the Cariboo. He now lives and writes in Kingston, where he enjoys daily walks along wooded paths and on the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Bob MacKenzie’s poetry has appeared in more than 400 journals across North America and as far away as Australia, India, Italy, and Greece. He has published 19 volumes of poetry and prose fiction, including "unbroken" (Cyberwit.net, 2022), "Footsteps in the garden" (Cyberwit.net, 2021), “somewhere still in wind the tree is bending” (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018), “On Edge” (Dark Matter Press, 2012), and “The Little Song” (Brandstead Press, 1975). His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and have been translated into Arabic, into Greek for an anthology widely distributed in Greece, and into Farsi for two Persian language anthologies published in the United States. Bob's received numerous local and international awards for his writing as well as an Ontario Arts Council grant for literature, a Canada Council Grant for performance, and a Fellowship to participate in the Summer Literary Seminars in Tbilisi, Georgia. With the ensemble Poem de Terre, for eighteen years Bob's poetry has been spoken and sung live with original music and the group has released six albums. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:28
June 15, 2022
Born August 2nd at 11:40:00 p.m by Jonathan Bessette
Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, nature and magic and the wilderness have always influenced and inspired the themes, concepts, and settings of my writing. Because of the unique status of British Columbia being Unceded Indigenous Territory, and the immense diversity and presence of Indigenous cultures and communities in everyday life, understanding the intersecting voices of my settler and Red River Métis backgrounds are elements I explore throughout my poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. I’ve been a founding member and editor for two literary magazines—The NPODW (no longer active) and HELD Magazine. I’m a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio; and hold an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Guelph. I’ve published fiction in TAR Magazine, nonfiction in Adbusters, and poetry in The Capilano Review. You can follow Jonathan on Twitter here, and Instagram here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
07:15
June 14, 2022
Consider the World Tree by Susan McCaslin
Susan McCaslin is the author of fifteen volumes of poetry and nine chapbooks. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in 1984 and taught at Douglas College in B.C. in the English and Creative Writing Departments from 1984-2007. Most recently, Susan has written a book of creative non-fiction with collaborator J.S. Porter titled Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine (Wood Lake, 2018). Her most recent volume of poetry is Into the Open: Poems New and Selected (Inanna Press, 2017). She has also written a memoir, Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga (Inanna Press, 2014). Her poetry book Demeter Goes Skydiving (The University of Alberta Press, 2012) was short-listed for the BC Book Prize (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize) and the first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award (Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award) in 2012. Read more about Susan here.  Check out Susan's YouTube for her readings and videos as well.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:42
June 13, 2022
at outer edge of cliff by Norma Kerby
Norma Kerby is a poet and writer based in Terrace in Northwestern British Columbia. Her writing reflects her active participation in environmental issues and preservation of history in this region. She has had poetry published in a number of literary journals (including Prism International, Room, Dreamland, Prairie Journal, and filling Station) and anthologies (including North Coast Collected, The Language of Trees, The Rivers Speak, Skunk Cabbage, Snow Feathers, Water Worn, Shadows and Light, Seed Dreams, Somewhere My Love, The Golden Oracle, Heartwood, Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem, Tending the Fire, and Leap Anthologies), as well as her chapbood, Shores of Haida Gwaii (Big Pond Rumours Press). She is a member of the poetry writing collective, Writers North of 54, and an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has written many articles for the print and online magazine, NORTHWORD (www.northword.ca) and has actively participated in the writing and production of a number of historical publications and storyboards through the Terrace Regional Historical Society (e.g. "Cedar Poles and Iron Peevees, Pole Logging in the Kitsumkalum Valley"). In addition, through environmental and planning consulting work, she has authored several reports of both technical and public interest (i.e. www.kitsault.com - book about the ghost town of Kitsault, and www.rdks.bc.ca - Greater Terrace Agricultural Area Plan). Norma is a dedicated resident of the northwest corner of British Columbia and writes to portray the special attributes of the people and landscapes which characterize this unique corner of Canada. Norma was the Northern Area Representative for the Federation of BC Writers for two years (2016 to 2018), and organized, publicized, and presented readings, writing events, and writing workshops throughout northern British Columbia. This poem was published on The League of Canadian Poets' Poetry Pause. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:36
June 11, 2022
Rooted by Kim Fahner
Kim Fahner lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She has published five books of poetry, You Must Imagine The Cold Here (1997), braille on water (2001), The Narcoleptic Madonna (2012), Some Other Sky (2017), & These Wings (2019) .  Her new book of poems, Emptying the Ocean, will be published in Fall 2022 by Frontenac House. Read more about Kim here.  You can follow Kim on Twitter here and on Instagram here. This poem was published on The League of Canadian Poets' Poetry Pause.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
02:30
June 10, 2022
Motors by Victor Enns
Victor Enns was born in Winnipeg in 1955 and raised in southern Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1979 with a History/English major including the advanced creative writing workshop with Robert Kroetsch which led to the publication of Jimmy Bang Poems (Turnstone 1979). A founding Board member of the Manitoba Writer’s Guild, he was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild from 1982 – 1988 and founder of Windscript magazine featuring the literary and visual art of Saskatchewan high school students. Correct in this Culture (5th House) was published in 1985. He spent the next 20 years in arts administration, including 4 years as the Executive Director of the Manitoba Arts Council, while raising a family. He founded Rhubarb magazine in 1998, returning as executive editor 2012-2015. Afghanistan Confessions, poems in the voices of Canadian soldiers was published by Hagios Press in 2014, and boy in 2012. Lucky Man, (Hagios, 2005) was nominated for the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year Award. For more see www.victorenns9.com As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:55
June 09, 2022
At the Edge of the World by Archana Sridhar
Archana Sridhar is an Indian-American poet and university administrator raised in Orlando, Florida, and currently living in Toronto, Canada. Please take a moment to read more about Archana here.  Archana’s debut chapbook, "Renderings," is available from 845 Press.  Her latest chapbook, "Our Initials were U.S.A." is available from Ethel.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:11
June 08, 2022
Joy* by Carol Casey
Carol's poem "Joy*" was originally published by the Front Porch Review, Fall 2020 issue Carol Casey lives in Blyth, Ontario, Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Prairie Journal,The Anti-Langourous Project, Please See Me, Front Porch Review, Cypress, Vita Brevis, Blue Unicorn, InScribe  Journal and others, including a number of anthologies, most recently, Byline Legacies (Cardigan Press) and Oxygen, Parables of the Pandemic (River Paw Press). Please take a moment to read more about Carol, her view on poetry and her other work on her website, here.  You can also follow Carol's social media by clicking on the links below:  Facebook: @carol.casey.7967; Twitter: @ccasey_carol As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:11
June 07, 2022
Encasement by Conyer Clayton
Conyer Clayton is a writer, musician, editor, and arts educator living on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe land. Her debut full-length collection, We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions, 2020), won a 2021 Ottawa Book Award, and was a 2020 Relit finalist. She's released 2 albums and many chapbooks, most recently: holy disorder of being (Gap Riot Press, 2022) by VII, and Sprawl | the time it took us to forget (Collusion Books, 2020), written with Manahil Bandukwala, which was short-listed for the bpNichol award. Her second book, But the sun, and the ships, and the fish, and the waves (A Feed Dog Book from Anvil Press) is forthcoming June 2022. Here is the link to the original publication of "Encasement"  Conyer's newest book "But the sun, and the ships, and the fish, and the waves." is available for pre-order through Anvil Press, here. You can follow Conyer on Twitter here and on Instagram here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
08:18
June 06, 2022
That same shade of blue by Vironika Wilde
From Vironika's website:  Vironika Tugaleva (aka Vironika Wilde) is a poet, feminist, award-winning author, nomad, queer, cat fanatic, immigrant, survivor, tree hugger, and activist. She was born in Donetsk, Ukraine and has Russian indigenous (Tatar and Nagaybak) roots. She loves getting lost, looking at the stars, dancing, and eating pickles (sometimes, all at once). In 2020, Vironika released her debut poetry book, Love and Gaslight, which is not only a collection of poems but also a story. It’s about a sexual assault survivor reclaiming her body, an immigrant climbing into the home-sized hole in her heart, an adult comforting her inner child, and a woman questioning the social conditioning that governs her freedom. Love and Gaslight is raw, political, and transgressive. It’s edgy, feminist, and relevant. Most importantly, it’s honest. You will feel it. Whether it makes you feel sad, glad, or attacked, it will also make you feel brave enough to speak your truth. You can follow Vironika on Twitter here.  League of Canadian Poet's Poetry Pause As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:47
June 04, 2022
This is no confession by Alvy Carragher
Alvy Carragher is an Irish poet based in Toronto. She has published two books of poetry and a children's novel. Her poetry has appeared in various anthologies, literary websites and publications such as The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, The Guardian, and The Galway Review. Her second poetry book "the men I keep under my bed" was published in 2021, and her debut collection of poetry, "Falling in love with broken things," was published in 2016, both by Salmon Poetry. ​ She represented Poetry Ireland as the delegate for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series in 2016 in the Lincoln Center, NYC. Eavan Boland chose her as a featured poet in the 122nd issue of the Poetry Ireland Review.  Read more about Alvy here. If you would like to read more of her poems, they can be found here or you can watch her amazing readings here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:56
June 03, 2022
Battery Acid by Dagne Forrest
Dagne Forrest’s poetry has appeared in journals in Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK. In 2021 she was one of 15 poets featured in The League of Canadian Poets’ annual Poem in Your Pocket campaign, had a poem shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and won first prize in the Hammond House Publishing International Literary Prize (Poetry). Her creative nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Lake Effect, Paper Dragon and Sky Island Journal. League of Canadian Poet's Poetry Pause As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:35
June 02, 2022
Lake of Shining Water by Lillian Nećakov
from Anvil Press:  "Lillian Necakov is the author of about a dozen poetry chapbooks, including The Lake Contains an Emergency Room (Apt. 9 Press; shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award), as well as the full-length collections Hooligans (Mansfield Press), The Bone Broker (Mansfield Press), Hat Trick (Exile Editions), Polaroids (Coach House Books), and The Sick Bed of Dogs (Wolsak and Wynn), The editor of The Boneshaker Anthology (Teksteditions), she has also published in many print and online journals in Canada and the U.S. Lillian runs the Boneshaker Reading Series in Toronto, where she lives." Her latest book of poems, il virus was shortlisted for the 2022 PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:23
June 01, 2022
On Finding a Copy of Pigeon in the Hospital Bookstore by Susan Glickman
Susan is the author of seven books of poetry from Signal Editions of Véhicule Press: Complicity (1983, o.p.), The Power to Move (1986, o.p.), Henry Moore’s Sheep and Other Poems (1990), Hide & Seek (1995), Running in Prospect Cemetery: New & Selected Poems (2004), The Smooth Yarrow (2012), and What We Carry (2019). Her next collection of poetry, Cathedral/Grove, is due out in 2023. Susan has received Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council Awards in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and published poetry, short stories, essays and book reviews in many periodicals including Arc, Brick, Canadian Literature, Essays in Canadian Writing, The Fiddlehead, Grain, The Journal of Canadian Poetry, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, and Maisonneuve. Her work has been widely anthologized and some of her poetry has been translated into French. She attended art school at Central Tech in Toronto from 2015-2019. The background image for this website is a large acrylic painting called “Glen Huron.” Here are a other few pieces in different media; there is a new section to this website titled “Art” if you want to see more. Making art, as with writing, she loves to observe things minutely. There are two things Susan particularly likes about the visual arts, however: they use the whole body, and they are quiet. You can read more about Susan and her many other publications here. The poem you heard today can be found in The Smooth Yarrow (2012), published by Véhicule Press.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
08:58
May 31, 2022
Burial of a Boy in 1979 by Bill Arnott
Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of the travel memoirs Gone Viking: A Travel Saga, Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries and A Season on Vancouver Island, as well as the suspense thriller series The Gamble Novellas, all ages Allan’s Wishes: Illustrated Edition, and the #1 Bestseller Bill Arnott’s Beat: Road Stories & Writers’ Tips. He’s been awarded by the ABF International Book Awards, Firebird Book Awards, Whistler Book Awards and received The Miramichi Reader’s Very Best Book Award for nonfiction. His column-series Bill Arnott’s Beat appears in magazines around the globe, and for his expeditions Bill’s been granted a Fellowship at London’s Royal Geographical Society. When not trekking the planet with a small pack, journal, and laughably outdated camera phone, or showing off cooking skills as a culinary school dropout, Bill can be found on Canada’s west coast, making music and friends. Find Bill @billarnott_aps with our #GoneVikingCommunity You can also find Bill's books at his website, billarnottaps.wordpress.com, Bill Arnott. – Author. Poet. Songwriter. (wordpress.com) and at Amazon, Amazon.com: Bill Arnott: Books, biography, log, audiobooks, Kindle As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
03:44
May 30, 2022
A Dark Boat by Patrick Friesen
From his website:  Patrick Friesen, a former resident of the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation (Steinbach and Winnipeg) now lives on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen people (Victoria, B.C.). He has published numerous books of poetry and has written several stage and radio plays. Friesen has also collaborated with choreographers, dancers, musicians and composers. He tours on a regular basis, giving readings and workshops all over the country. His book, Blasphemer’s Wheel, was awarded Manitoba Book of the Year Prize in 1996; A Broken Bowl, was a finalist for the 1997 Governor-General’s Award; and Patrick was awarded the ReLit Award for Poetry in 2012 for jumping in the asylum. Check out his latest works here.   As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet?  Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:05
May 28, 2022
How to Protect Yourself from Monsters by Paul Vermeersch
Paul Vermeersch is a poet, multimedia artist, creative writing professor, and literary editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including The Reinvention of the Human Hand, a finalist for the 2011 Trillium Book Award, and most recently, Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995-2020.  He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General's Gold Medal. He teaches in the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing program at Sheridan College where he is the editor-in-chief of The Ampersand Review of Writing & Publishing. He is also the senior editor of Wolsak and Wynn Publishers where he created the poetry and fiction imprint Buckrider Books. He lives in Toronto. You can follow Paul on Twitter here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
04:17
May 27, 2022
The Narcissism of Sleep by James Lindsay
This excerpt was taken from the Wolsak & Wynn's author page:  James Lindsay has been a bookseller for more than a decade. He is also co-owner of Pleasence Records in Toronto, a record label specializing in post-punk, odd-pop and avant-garde sound pieces. You can also follow James Lindsay's Twitter account here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried send me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet?  Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:14
May 26, 2022
Distant by David O'Meara
This excerpt was taken from the Coach House Books author page for David O'Meara:  David O’Meara is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently A Pretty Sight (Coach House Books, 2013). He is the Director of the Plan 99 Reading Series, and was the founding Artistic Director for VERSeFest (Canada’s International Poetry Festival). A past winner of the Archibald Lampman Prize and the Ottawa Book Award, David was recently the Poet-in-Residence for Arc Poetry Magazine and served as a faculty member at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. He lives in Ottawa, Canada where he tends bar. You can also follow David O'Meara on Twitter here.  Did you know you can leave me a message on Eh Poetry Podcast's main podcast page? I would love to hear from you! Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
05:12
May 25, 2022
Wave by Catherine Graham
Catherine Graham's book Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric *Finalist for the Trillium Book Award* *Finalist for the Toronto Book Awards* now out with Wolsak & Wynn, Buckrider Books. The Most Cunning Heart (novel), Spring 2022, Palimpsest Press. Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We’re Dead: New and Selected appears Spring 2023, Wolsak & Wynn, Buckrider Books. Graham now lives and writes in Toronto, where she teaches creative writing, mentors privately, leads the Toronto International Festival of Authors Book Club, is an interviewer for Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts / Toronto International Festival of Authors By the Lake Book Club and the Writers’ Trust of Canada The Re-Read. She is also an Editor for Watch Your Head and the anthology Watch Your Head: Responding to the Climate Crisis (Coach House Books). Graham, along with Jessica Outram, hosts The Hummingbird Podcast: Conversation & Inspiration. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and The Hummingbird Podcast.  What do you think about the podcast so far? I would love to hear from you. Drop me a message here. 
03:19
May 24, 2022
In the Boxcar of Surrey around Guildford Castle by Kevin Spenst
Welcome to Eh Poetry Podcast's first episode.  In today's episode, I read "In the Boxcar of Surrey around Guildford Castle." by Kevin Spenst. Kevin is a Pushcart Poetry nominee, is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong, and Hearts Amok: a Memoir in Verse (all with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press), Upend (Frog Hollow Press) and a holm with the Alfred Gustav Press coming out at the end of 2022. In 2019, he was writer-in-residence at the Joy Kogawa House. His work has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry, been nominated for both the Alfred G. Bailey Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, and has appeared in dozens of publications including Event, the Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, CV2, the Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead, and the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry 2019, Best Canadian Poetry 2020 and Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds. He co-organizes the Dead Poets Reading Series, writes a chapbook column in subTerrain magazine, is an occasional co-host with RC Weslowski on Wax Poetic on Co-op Radio, teaches Creative Writing at Vancouver Community College and is the 2022 Poetry Mentor at SFU’s Writers Studio. He lives in Vancouver on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory. Please take a minute or two to read more about Kevin Spenst by visiting his website here or follow his social media accounts below: INSTAGRAM: kevin_spenst TWITTER: @kevinspenst His book Hearts Amok: A Memoir In Verse, published by Anvil Press can be found at your local bookstore. If they don't have it, I'm sure they would be very happy to order it! :)   Eh Poetry Podcast's intro music by ComaStudio from Pixabay
06:23
May 23, 2022
Eh Poetry Podcast - Canadian Poems read 3 times.
A space where you can listen to Canadian poetry like you listen to your favourite songs, on repeat! Being a relatively new poet trying to do everything I can to improve my craft I started to listen to poem-a-day podcasts in the car, at home and on my walks. The only thing I find frustrating about most poetry podcasts is that the poem is read once and when I want to I have to keep rewinding to listen to it over and over. I mean, come on, who gets everything from listening to a poem one time? :) Whether you are a writer, obsessed with poetry, an enthusiastic reader or curious about poetry, this podcast is for you. Welcome!
03:22
April 05, 2022