The Vancouver Verse and Al Purdy Party readings went very well on Tuesday. Highlights included Bill New opening the Vancouver Verse reading (man, what a gorgeous book it is!) with a knockout poem, and Jamie Reid reading his rollicking poem on Milton Acorn at the Purdy Party.
I was terrible nervous about reading Al's poem "Piling Blood" at the Vancouver Verse reading (especially since I was under the median age of the other readers by a good thirty years), but it went well and I managed to raise a few hundred bucks for the A-Frame project.
Another reading tonight, as part of the Main Street Literary Tour:
Rocksalt Reading @ the Main Street Literary Tour
Thursday, April 23rd, 7:45 - 8:20 PM
The Grind, 4124 Main Street
Featuring: Daniela Elza, Trevor Carolan, ME! and more.
After tonight Marta and I are getting out of the madness and driving down the coast to California for a few weeks. I'll try to post things along the way, but they may be few and far between.
Until then, some Lolcat Haikus to keep you occupied.