greasing the wheels

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jan 22 2009

Thank you to the Vallum editors for selecting two of my poems (Milk Tooth Bane Bone, and the shape of questions) for their upcoming issue 6:2.

Also, I have so far three collaborative poems accepted for the Mutating the Signature issue of qarrtsiluni . It appears that they are posting it gradually, which makes it much easier to take in and appreciate the work more fully, and at a slower pace. Most of pieces, if not all, are accompanied by audio.

A lot going on these days. My usual activities and duties, as well as writing a collaborative paper, and still collaborating on more poetry. I read at Tanglewood Books on Monday night as a feature with Pandora’s Collective. (I really should start putting these up before they happen.) There was a good atmosphere and the audience was very open and receptive. This always influences the reader. I enjoyed myself.

I will be a judge in the Pandora’s Collective Poetry contest. Thank you Bonnie and Sita. Oh, yes, and more submissions need to be sent out. You would think once you have done enough they will get the hang of it and start organizing themselves, selecting, writing cover letters, and mailing themselves out, while freeing some of my time for. . . well, for what is not submissions.

I will be part of another event Pandora’s Collective is organizing at the Jewish Community Center. The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library and Pandora’s Collective Present

Collage: A Night of Connection

A number of poets (Daniela Elza, Fran Bourassa, Suzy Malcolm, Wanda John, Mary Duffy, Jason Morden, Sita Carboni and Bonnie Nish) will write to art by Assia Linkovsky’s exhibit Telescoptic… and there will also be opportunity on the day of the event to write your own poetry and share at an open mic. (ie.We will go write there a few days before the event, and hopefully have something still warm to share with you, and all present will also be invited to write on the spot and share at the open mic. portion of the event). I call this spontaneous poetry. Why not. You never know until you try. What is the worst that can happen? Surprise yourself. And hey, no one says you can’t cheat and go write there ahead of time.

Hope to see you there. Here is the info: Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 7 to 9 pm
at Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery at the Jewish Community Centre, 950 West 41st Avenue (just east of Oak Street in Vancouver). Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The artist will attend. The exhibit runs until Sunday, February 8, 2009

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