Friday, December 17, 2010

Monday 20th December - please come out to 66 King Street, Cobourg to hear Twelve Days of the Infanta Margarita, Eric Winter's song and poem cycle about Velazquez's famous paintings Las Meninas and Rokeby Venus. I'm one of the narrators and it's $20 - for a good cause - and you get cake coffee and an evening's entertainment!

And don't forget to come out to the Mayor's Levee on January 1st at 2.00 pm to hear me read my newly written poem "Levee du Soeil". All in a day's work, my friends! Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My big question of the day is how to entice a depressed dog out of his depression? Ansel is missing his brother and I'm no substitute, I'm afraid.

On the poetry front I am working on a suite of poems that will be a collaborative piece with the percussionist Rick Sacks. Also, PL duties require me to pen a commemorative poem for the Mayor's Levee. First I have to find out what a 'Levee' is! That one will air on January 1st at Mayor Gil's meet and greet in Cobourg.

Finally, on Monday December 20th I have the pleasure of playing one of the narrators in Eric Winter's Twelve Days of the Infanta Margarita at 66 King Street, Cobourg - do come out for a beautiful seasonal celebration!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Last few days have been a whirlwind of activity. A wonderful reading at
Trent University for the students in commemoration of World AIDS Day, followed by a reading from Dark Star Requiem at PARN's Tuesday evening do. Thanks to Dr. Mike Allcott for arranging and hosting! Then to cap off the day, a broadcast of Dark Star Requiem, from the June performance at Koerner Hall, on CBC 2's The Signal.

Yesterday XEXE Gallery hosted the official book launch for Dark Star Requiem where proceeds went to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Tomorrow, in my official PL capacity, I'll be reading a poem at Mayor Gil Brocanier's inauguration in Cobourg - not one of mine, but I could have written one in the time it took me to research one!