I can’t help but wish I had the original to compare it with. As someone who’s experimented with poetry with “hidden lines” in alt text and linked text, I like these kinds of forms. Dorothy Parker used to take existing poems and write snarky lines in between the lines. Seriously, with all the places we have to put text, the internet was born for this sort of thing.
Who: Us and the Siren of Howe Sound, Heather Haley
What: A night of multimedia delights celebrating the recent publication of Three Blocks West of Wonderland.
When: Monday, August 16, from 7pm-9pm
Where: The Shebeen, behind the Irish Heather, 212 Carrall Street
As always, $20 buys you dinner and a drink and some of the finest literary company this city has to offer. No RSVP is required, but it’s appreciated so we have a rough idea of whether we need to reserve the snug or to lay in crowd control! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.
Join us as we celebrate the release of Heather Haley’s latest book of poetry, Three Blocks West of Wonderland. Heather is both the digital AND actual troubadour of the West Coast, from Bowen Island to Venice Beach, and for the first time she’ll be bringing her multimedia performance experience to the Shebeen Club. There will be poetry. There will be prose. There will be beauty. There may be song. And there WILL be videopoems, a dynamic new genre that seems to have sprung fully formed from the forehead of the Siren of Howe Sound herself.
We’re very proud to help celebrate a pivotal local literatus’s latest launch! And that’s my allotment of “L’s” for the week right there.
Poet, author, musician and media artist Heather Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. Published in numerous journals and anthologies including Geist and The Verse Map of Vancouver, her poetry collections Sideways (Anvil Press) and Three Blocks West of Wonderland (Ekstasis Editions) have been described as “supple and unusual,” “brawny and uncompromising.”
Heather Haley POET AUTHOR MUSICIAN MEDIA ARTIST
* ONLINE: http://www.heatherhaley.com
* Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeatherSusanHaley
* Twitter: http://twitter.com/HeatherHaley
* ON PAPER: Sideways,Three Blocks West of Wonderland http://www.ekstasiseditions.com
* ON DISC: Surfing Season and Princess Nut by AURAL Heather on RPW Records @ CD Baby, iTunes
* ON SCREEN: videopoems Dying for the Pleasure, Purple Lipstick, How To Remain
* ON STAGE: “Unique, sublime fusion of song and spoken word.”-ZULA Presents
I got this in an email from Zahid Makdoom, the organizer of the Philosopher’s cafes. It starts at 7:30pm:
Many thinkers and writers have been persecuted for, or at least judged adversely, on the content of their reflections and writings and not on the beauty or strength of their craft. Are these judgments necessary to ensure social solidarity or are they corrosive to creative endeavors?
(Theresa’s, a worker-owned/operated eatery is very popular with weekend brunchers. It’s small oasis of peace and good food on the Commercial Drive. Although, Theresa’s is not open for dinner on Mondays and Tuesday but our ever-so-accommodating host Jeff has consented to open it tomorrow and he would serve his culinary delights prepared with organic ingredients. Please bring in cash in case you want to eat there, owned/operated by its workers Theresa’s dies not have ability to accept credit/debit cards. Theresa’s 1260 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC V5L 3X4. It’s across from the Grandview Park between Williams and Charles Streets on eastside of the street, ample meter parking and some time limited free parking spots on the side streets).
As always, I am hopeful our engagement would reflect the fundamental creed of our Café: any idea worthy of conception, is worthy of reflection, of examination, of analysis, of critique (and of even being laughed at, poked at or mocked provided of course if we can manage to do it respectfully or as deliciously as the late George Carlin would do.)
Many thanks. See you tomorrow evening at the Theresa’s.
This came in an email as well as a FB update from our old friend Sean Cranbury. If I had any cash, I’d be down there, because they have an extremely unusual selection of fascinating books of which you’ve probably never heard, as well as many fascinating ones of which you have. It’s never a mistake to take a flyer on one of theirs that looks interesting.
*END OF LEASE SALE* @ Sophia Books !
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(does not include Special Orders, Magazines and DVDs)
Graphic Design books, graphic novels, architecture books, Street Art,
Tattoo Art & best fiction section in town !
Books in French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & German !
Starting today, Saturday 24th of April. Spread the WORD !
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