Sunday, September 6, 2009


Sponsored by The Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University

The Fall 2009 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano University commences on Thursday, Sept. 17th, 2009 with a reading by Vancouver poet, critic, and editor Fred Wah:

Arbutus 314 @ 11:30
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

Fred Wah studied music and English literature at the University of British Columbia in the early 1960's where he was one of the founding editors of the poetry newsletter TISH. After many years of teaching in the West Kootenays and at the University of Calgary, he now lives in Vancouver. He has been editorially involved with a number of literary magazines over the years, such as Open Letter and West Coast Line. Recent books are Diamond Grill, a biofiction (1996), Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity, a collection of essays (2000), and two collections of poetry, Sentenced to Light (2008) and is a door (2009).

5. (that cottonwood)

Orifice foreignicity
some “it” at stake
unrecognizable in the distance
or “if” is dying
beyond meaning
truth or rust
just one call gets through
in fact they started singing
the ospreys flew off
and then a raven landed
in that cottonwood office
door thresh
holding “that”

-- from “Articualtions”

For info:
Roger Farr, Creative Writing Convener
604.986.1911 (2291)