Coast Salish art book gets civic boost

Susan Point (right), beside Vancouver poet laureate Christie Charles, reacts to news that a book on her art, written by Robert D. Watt, has won the 2019 City of Vancouver Book Award. FULL STORY

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Incandescence on Downtown Eastside

March 26th, 2016

SFU’s Wayde Compton has supplied one of the year’s most original blurbs for a poetry book: “Jennifer Zilm’s Waiting Room (Book Thug $18) is incantatory and incandescent. Like Brian Wilson’s assertion of the song as a pocket symphony, Zilm’s poetic lyrics are pocket epics.” It’s a potpourri of styles and content, mixing her perspectives as an academic and a self-described frontline worker on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Born in Terrace, she’s a graduate of SFU Writer’s Studio as well as the Humber College School for Writers. 9781771662147

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