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A Zoom evening with Trevor Carolan

March 21st, 2022

On April 7, at 7 pm, author and poet Trevor Carolan will introduce and read poems from his latest poetry collection and other books, offering some personal anecdotes at a Zoom talk sponsored by the B.C. branch of the Canadian Authors Association.

Titled Poetry and Writing the Human Experience, Carolan will also introduce the technique of haibun poetry from Japan that’s growing in popularity with North American poets. Haibun combines poetry with travel journal entries resulting in a good balance of prose and poetry. It’s a flexible approach to writing that will appeal to some writers.

Questions and discussion will follow the presentation. Carolan plans to offer some take-home questions for attendees to deepen their engagement in poetry.


Trevor Carolan has published nineteen books of poetry, non-fiction, translation, fiction and anthologies. He has also produced documentary films and held senior arts positions with the Olympic Games and Banff Centre. Co-editor of the award-winning edition Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World (University of Hawaii Press, 2013) and a former elected Councillor in North Vancouver, he holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and has advocated on behalf of conservation issues and Indigenous land claims in B.C. Find out more at:

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