Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
& the Capilano College Creative Writing Program
The SPRING 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College continues on Thursday January 24th, 2008 with a reading by North Vancouver poet, editor, and cultural organizer Jamie Reid.
Thursday, January 24th
Cedar 148 @ 12:30
2055 Purcell Way
JAMIE REID was one of the founding editors of TISH, the well-known West Coast poetry magazine from the early 1960s. After publishing his first book, The Man Whose Path Was On Fire in 1969, he became a political activist for nearly twenty years, returning to the West Coast and the the practice of poetry in 1987. He has published three collections of poetry since while acting for several years as editor and publisher of DaDaBaBy, a magazine of poetry and commentary. I. Another. The Space Between, his most recent poetry collection, was published by Talonbooks in 2004.
"At this very moment the forces
calling themselves the forces of civilization,
of progress and of order are preparing
a chaotic disaster
for millions of poor people
far from their centres of power and influence,
all of this accompanied by the widespread use of
dangerous substances, death-dealing metals and chemicals. etc.
And still they have now begun to talk
of cleaning up the earth,
as if we should believe them."
-- Jamie Reid
For more info, contact:
Roger Farr, Capilano College