Best Canadian Poetry 2019 - Victoria Launch

The Best Canadian Poetry 2019 tour is coming to Victoria!

The details:

Best Canadian Poetry 2019 Victoria Launch
Thursday, January 23rd, 7 PM
Bolen Books
111 – 1644 Hillside Avenue (Hillside Centre), Victoria
Featuring: John Barton, Ali Blythe, Marilyn Bowering, Sara Cassidy, Kayla Czaga, Dallas Hunt and Sonnet L’Abbé
Hosted by: Rob Taylor


I'd love to see you there!


I have never been here before

One Sunday in Halifax some years ago, Ted and I were walking a bending street, along which the stores etc. were closed. We were in the city for some literary purpose and headed for the site of same. We peered into some closed pizzeria or other food emporium and saw a big oven upon which was to be seen the word BLODGETT. A few steps later, we looked through the plate glass next door and saw a single word on a large card: POETRY. I looked accusingly at the person with me. He looked back and said, “I have never been here before.”

- George Bowering, reminiscing as part of a very lovely tribute to E.D. Blodgett published in the Ormsby Review. Other contributors include Heidi Greco, Christopher Levenson, Susan McCaslin, Daniela Elza and Ted's family members. You can read the whole thing here.