breth/th treez uv lunaria

A book of bill bissett’s (left) poems from 1957 – 2019 fills more than 500 pages and shows that he lives up to the decades-old cliché of being a modern day William Blake. Review by Heidi Greco. FULL STORY

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Tofino gets Poet Laureate

August 18th, 2018

Yes, Tofino now has its own Poet Laureate, too. The first one is Joanna Streetly who has also launched her memoir this year, Wild Fierce Life: Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast (Caitlin $22.95). Launch could be the operative word since the Trinidad-born Streetly lives on a floathouse in the Tofino harbour with her partner, Marcel, and daughter, Toby, and she works in Clayoquot Sound as a naturalist guide and sea kayak instructor. One of her goals is to encourage poetry submissions to Hearing Range, a project that looks at the intrusion of artificial, man-made sounds into the Clayoquot area. Also, for the upcoming Pacific Rim Art Society’s Cultural Heritage Festival, students will collect stories from local elders and histories to produce original poetry. Streetly will also appear at the Winterlights Festival in Tofino in December. 978-1-987915-65-5

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