Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Upcoming readings

Here are some winter JPF readings!!

Jon Paul Fiorentino at the Festival Voix D'Ameriques
Also featuring Jade Bérubé and Michel Marchildon.
Hosted by Tony Tremblay.
Tuesday, February 6
Casa del Popolo
4873 boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, QC
11:00 p.m.

Grimm Magazine presents…
Cupid’s Hangover Ball
Featuring - The Great Orbax
Literary Readings by
Margaret Christakos, Jon Paul Fiorentino, and Mark Laliberte
With Music by The Machines
February 15th, 2007
The Circus Room
729 King St. E
Kitchener, ON
8:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

from Sina

Sina showed me this: Spiders on drugs.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Questions for the new year

Sina, do you really have to stop blogging?

Why are so many poets and 'critics' afraid of culture? Why is poetry considered by these people something outside of culture?

Why are certain conflicts of interest in the literary world HUGE news (like reviews written for the Toronto Star by people who know people or hate people) but the most blatant and obvious ones never talked about (like editing a periodical and having your own books featured and lauded)?

Why are so many poets afraid of theory and/or experimental writing? Is it REALLY that hard to do the work?