Monday, November 16, 2009

BETWEEN POETS

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Friday the 13th last was a great night for poetry in Toronto at This Ain’t The Rosedale Library, starring David Meltzer, Terri Carrion, Michael Rothenberg, Jim Christy, and my good friend, Robert Priest.

Terri Carrión was conceived in Venezuela and born in New York to a Galician mother and Cuban father. She grew up in Los Angeles where she spent her youth skateboarding and slam-dancing. Terri Carrión earned her MFA at Florida International University in Miami, where she taught Freshman English and Creative Writing, edited and designed the graduate literary magazine Gulfstream, taught poetry to High School docents at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami and started a reading series at the local Luna Star Café. In her final semester at FIU, she was Program Director for the Study Abroad Program, Creative Writing in Dublin, Ireland.

Always in search of original characters and experiences, Jim Christy is a literary vagabond with few peers. He was once described by GeorgeWoodcock as 'one of the last unpurged North American anarchisticromantics'. His buddies have included hobos, jazz musicians, boxers,and non-academic writers such as Charles Bukowski, Peter Trower and Joe Ferone. “I never dismiss another’s story out of hand,” he writes, “no matter what it’s about or how outrageous it may seem.” Christy’s often wry reminiscences of his travels, trysts and trials are fueled by a hard-won pride. A gardener, a sculptor and a spoken word performer with a jazz/blues ensemble, Christy has been seen in film and television productions, usually in non-speaking roles as a thug or a gangster.

JAZZZZZ PIZAZZZ IN THE UP BEAT GENERATION

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Friday the 13th last was a great night for poetry in Toronto at This Ain’t The Rosedale Library, starring David Meltzer, Terri Carrion, Michael Rothenberg, Jim Christy, and good friend, Robert Priest.

David Meltzer, (above) was “one of the key poets of the Beat generation. Meltzer is a jazz guitarist, a Cabalist scholar and author of more than 50 books of poetry and prose. 2005 saw the publication of David's Copy: The Selected Poems of David Meltzer (edited by Michael Rothenberg, with an introduction by Jerome Rothenberg) which provides a current overview of Meltzer's work. Meltzer's Beat Thing (La Alameda Press) is his epic poem on the Beat generation. IMeltzer's other books include No Eyes, poems on Lester Young, and a book of interviews, San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets (City Lights Books). Meltzer teaches at the New College of California in the Poetics Program which was originally founded by Robert Duncan. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

DOUBLEPLUSCOMMON GOOD

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Everywhere You Are

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Monday, September 14, 2009

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Friday, September 4, 2009

FREE SPEECH In The Raw

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DEEPER THAN SKIN

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

NO STRINGS ATTACHED

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TALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

IS A POET'S BFF

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Devon Gallant, http://www.cactuspress.blogspot.com/

THREE SPEECHKATEERS

Julie (nee Cameron) Crawford, @ www.teamknit.blogspot.com

Kate Marshall-Flaherty lives in Toronto with her husband and three children. She leads poetry sweatshop workshops, guides meditation and mindfulness retreats, and is a founding member of the Children's Peace Theatre Toronto. She celebrated the launch of her first book, entitled Tilted Equilibrium, this May 2006, and launched her first CD, Deepening Stillness, in June.

She has read from this and her new manuscript at Toronto's Art Bar, Toronto WordStage, and at the LCP's AGM in Ottawa this year. She has won several awards for her poetry, is published in a number of magazines and anthologies, and made the shortlist for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Nimrod Journal 2006, and others.

Kate won the Toronto Art Bar's Poetry Slam 2005, and the Toronto Art Bar's Poetry Sweatshop Contest in 2004. She has been filmed and interviewed for Bravo's Heart of the Poet series twice in 2005 and 2006. She has participated in The Banff Centre's Writing With Style Program twice, and leads a Poetry Writing Workshop at University of Toronto's Continuing Ed. SMC Campus. Poetry is her first love, and continues to be her life-line.

Awards
Second place for The Silver Hammer Poetry Prize 2007
Shortlisted for the Descant/Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem 2006
First place for the Shaunt Basmajian Award 2006
First place in the Canadian Church Award for Poetry 2006
First place in Canadian Poetry Association's Poetry Contest 2006
First place in Word Magazine's Literary Contests 2003
Third Place in Word Magazine's Literary contest 2004
First place in Cranberry Tree Press Poetry Contest 2002
Honourable Mention THIS Magazine Great Canadian Poetry Contest 2005

Selected Anthologies
Oval Victory (Hidden Brook Press 2002) ISBN 1-894553-35-7
Rocks and Rhythm (beret days books 2003) ISBN 0-9687157-3-7
Rise Up Singing: An Anthology of Women's Poetry & Prose
Other Voices (Emergence by Design 2002) ISSN 0838-4789
Ascent Aspirations (Windfire 2006) ISSN 1715-0841
Outward Bound: An Anthology of Canadian Verse (HMS Press 2005) ISBN1-55253-055-8
Handprints on the Future (Hidden Brook Press 2003) ISBN 1-894553-48-9

Books in Print
Salt (Micro Prose 2005) ISBN 0-9734609-3-8
Tilted Equilibrium (Hidden Brook Press, 2006) ISBN 1-894553-70-5
CDsDeepening Stillness (Big Window Music 2006)

NIK BEAT Air Waves It

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Nik Beat has been a practising poet for the last 17 years based in Toronto Canada. Beat has been published in numerous anthologies throughout the world and has been translated into Hungarian, French, Hebrew and Italian. Nik Beat's work has been published in book form as a collection of poetry in two books: 'Cartoon Rome' and 'The Tyranny of Love'.

Beat is one of the founders of the Neo-Beat literary scene in Toronto Canada. Also, for the last 10 years he has been hosting a spoken word show called 'Howl' on CIUT 89.5 FM radio.

Selected Publications
Cartoon Rome (Coffeehouse/Labour of Love Press, 2002) ISBN: 0-9730472-3-2
Tyranny of Love (Seraphim Editions, 2003) ISBN: 0-9689723-6-5
Selected AnthologiesThe Common Sky (Canadian Writers Against the War), ( Three Squares Press, 2003) ISBN: 0-9732578-0-6
The Edges of Time (Seraphim Editions, 1999) ISBN: 0-9699639-5-5
Crystal Garden (Kristalykert), (The Hungarian-Canadian Friendship Society, 2001) ISBN: 963-00-8730-8
Books in PrintTyranny of Love (Seraphim Editions, 2003) ISBN: 0-9689723-6-5, $14.95

Nik Beat, 2178 Queen Street East, Apt 5, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1E6Phone: 416 698-6188
E-mail: nikbeatmb@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.myspace.com/nikbeatpoet
Link: http://www.nikbeat.net
Link: http://www.coffeehouse.ca

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

FREEDOM FLAG OF IRAN

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Monday, June 22, 2009

EVERYWHERE YOU ARE

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DODGED THE DRAFT, NOT THE SPEECH

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Bound In Downtown Cobourg

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FREE SPEECH & Cayle Chernin Make a Great Dish

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Cayle commenced her career as part of the cast of the acclaimed Canadian film Goin' Down The Road and has worked as an actor, writer, producer/director, teacher and off-line editor for the past twenty years.

In Los Angeles, she worked for Henry Jaglom as writer/actor on his second film Tracks that starred Dennis Hopper. More ...

Cayle adapted Anais Nin's erotic novel Cities of the Interior into a screenplay for Jaglom's International Rainbow Pictures. More ...

She has produced and written a number of award-winning independent videos with funding from The Independent Film and Video Fund, OFDC, Ontario and Canada Arts Councils as well as private investment. (See Cayle Films.)

Visit: www.cayle.ca

Sunday, June 14, 2009

GOT THE GOLD, GOT THE SILVER, GOT FREE SPEECH

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Horse whispering is a form of interspecies free speech that can lead to the highest levels of the Olympic podium. Canada's outstanding Equestrian Team (left to right, Mac Cone, Ian Millar, Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze) won the Olympic Silver as a team; Eric Lamaze won the GOLD.

FREE SPEECH: Serving Progress Since the Enlightenment!

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

FREE SPEECH BETWEEN FRIENDS

William Hayes (who always has a mouthful of FREE SPEECH) and fine friend, Phil Mabey, indulge in industrial-strength heavy java and glutton themselves on FREE SPEECH. The Dutch Oven, in downtown Cobourg, Ontario, Canada has been well known for decades as a hotbed of FREE SPEECHERS - left, right, centre and far out.

FREE BARKING IN DOWNTOWN COBOURG

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Monday, June 8, 2009

BUMBLEBEE DITHYRAMBLER, JOE ROSENBLATT

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Poet Joe Rosenblatt, shephard of the BumbleBee Dithyramb uses free speech to create Tribal Rhythmns, a poem to be read aloud:

tribal rhythm
tribal rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
bee rhythm
feet rhythm
gland rhythm
hand rhythm
birth rhythm
tongue rhythm
sex rhythm
body rhythm
mouth rhythm
song rhythm
soul rhythm
labour rhythm
heart rhythm
nerve rhythm
blood rhythm
psyche
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
dum
dum
dum
dum
dum
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
de dum
de dum
de dum
de dum
de dum
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
rhythm
natural rhythm
feet rhythm
eye rhythm
hand rhythm
gland rhythm
tribe rhythm rhythm rhythm rhythm

JAMES DEAHL CROSSES BORDERS MARGINS & FRAMES

Poet James Deahl, originally from the U.S.A. founded the Canadian Poetry Association, is deeply involved in the advocacy and celebration of Al Purdy.

YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH FREE SPEECH


WHEN YOU GOT IT, FLAUNT IT


BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT


FREE BARKING

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DOCTOR ALLAN SCHAFFRAN:ENSURING DENTAL ELOQUENCE SINCE 1973

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DOCTOR MIKLOS VILAGHY PRESCRIBES FREE SPEECH

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