I got to talk to Nancy Bullis on Howl (CIUT 89.5 FM) about Waiting Room and also my attempt to write a new version of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time set in Surrey, B.C. (East Newton is my Combray). The first half is Carolyn Smart talking about her book Careen, from Brick Books. You can listen here.
In the far away country of Prince George, the poet Jeremy Stewart does all sorts of magic things and one those things is the production of the very pretty, page turnable magazine Dreamland. I was privileged to be included in the most recent issue and also pleased that I found a home for what can maybe be described as my heart/math poems. I mean they’re like this video but with a little bit more Dante and East Hastings Street.
Here are some fun quotes from the introduction: “Poetry is the beginning of the process of reimagining a transhuman world world into one in which we protect and save the planet and its creatures from ourselves. This is indeed and angelic order.” (24)
“What about the cloud, or Windows of the soul? Do I have to go as low as ‘I wandered lonely as a mind clourd’ until the new technological consumber language… starts to sound like a pastoral poem?” (25)
The anthology also contains a poem called “The Creation of Willie Nelson” . Recently I have started to dream Willie Nelson lyrics and they have begun to spill into my waking life. Coincidence?