The rear view mirror is covered in winter fog. Through the mist, my blinking eyes and enervated mind has seen some treads left behind last year –
Poetry at Union on February 14, 2021, Valentine’s day, a League of Canadian Poets event, saw me ready and alert to pen an instant poem for a passenger’s loved one
National Poetry Month in April, entitled Resilience
… reflected what all of us have lived through for a year. Like a weed in water, flowing with the waves, bending, not breaking. Untold moments… My reading on April 13, 2021
Words with Writers Podcast Poetry Month Canadian Authors: Invitation to be a guest on Episode on Apr 10, 2021 (US and Canada):
Podcast Promo_Instagram_2021_04_v1.jpg; Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wq6yk-100f439 Google Podcasts: Words with Writers Podcast – Episode #12: Sink Into the Magical World of Poetry (google.com)
The 30th anniversary of the Art Bar, the longest-running, poetry only, weekly series in Canada, was held on May 4. As one of the founding members of the Art Bar, I was one of the poets who reminisced and read some of my poems.
Third prize winner, Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Contest, San Francisco. I read my poem, As Far as the Eye Can See on zoom, broadcast on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCJhfGsf298
Reviewed: DC Chambial’s latest book,
Song of Light and Other Poems. He is the editor of Poetcrit, a literary journal published in India for over three decades
Reviewed: History of Contemporary Indian English Poetry, An Appraisal, Authors Press, 2019, authorspressbooks.com (740 and 679 pages). I had to let the visual register first: an immense panoramic and expansive landscape of words; sculptures of poets constructed with vivid poems, facts and views; and portraits drawn with information and accounts and perspectives, tantalizingly packed in the imposing and handsome pair.