Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Degree Program at Capilano College

The Spring 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College concludes on April 1st, 2008 with a reading by poet and critic Reg Johanson.

Library 321 @ 12:30
Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

Born in Leduc, Alberta, REG JOHANSON lives in East Vancouver, BC. Courage, My Love (Line Books, 2006) brings together a selection of works that have appeared over the last decade in W magazine, the chapbook Chips (Thuja, 2001), and in the anthologies Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005) and Companions and Horizons (WCL, 2005). Critical work on Standard English as a classist and racializing disciplinary practice and on the political economy of "cheating" and plagiarism has appeared in XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics and as "Working Papers in Critical Practice #1" (; other essays on liquor policy, on "the radical" in poetry, on representations of missing women, and on global urbanization appear in West Coast Line and The Rain Review. A former member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective and current co-director of the Pacific Institute for Language and Literacy Studies, Johanson teaches comp and lit at Capilano College.


I want the State so bad

I can taste it.

'The world needs committed, naïve people' -- Honourable Mr. Justice Stewart, Provincial Court of BC

The Revolution will not be?

'Populist Islam and Pentecostal Christianity occupy a social space analogous to that of early twentieth century socialism and anarchism'

Could be worse. Could be The Ruckus Society.

'Canadians do not tolerate orgies or other Canadians participating in orgies.' -- Québec Judge Denis Boisvert

Bring out the pedagogue."

-- Reg Johanson, from "Variations for Jean Carle"

For info:
Roger Farr
604.986.1911 (2554)