Phone Sax

A few days ago I posted a video of a poem of mine called Digital Kiss. Now here is another poem called Phone Sax from that same show at Casa del Popolo in Montreal last September. Again, thanks to Zoe for the videography and once again my apologies for the crunchy sound. I guess that's... Continue Reading →

Digital Kiss

A few months ago I did a music and poetry gig at Casa el Popolo in Montreal, a club I have previously written about in another post, as part of Ian Ferrier's Words and Music series. Fortunately Zoe Toupin happened to be there videotaping, and as a result I have now got a few new... Continue Reading →

Remembering A Cosmic Christmas

My late father Ken was a great writer who spent much of his career working in educational TV. He started writing for Nelvana back in 1975, when the global animation giant was just a gleam in the eye of its founders. He wrote or contributed to many series for them over the years, and many... Continue Reading →

Put an End to Terminal Thinking

Until we understand that stories are beginnings and not ends we will be ruled by Terminal Thinking. (When a story is seen as an end and not a beginning, that is Terminal Thinking.) Until media is made to be transmitted through the many to many, and to be changed in  transmission from each to each,... Continue Reading →

Slammin’

I've had a nasty prejudice against Poetry Slams ever since I led the first Canadian team to the first National Poetry Slam in San Francisco in 1992. That event was so so unsatisfying in so many ways - so self-indulgent and self-satisfied and poetically unadventurous - that it led my poetic teammates (Kedrick James and... Continue Reading →

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