Sunday, December 19, 2010


This blog is going on hiatus. Perhaps there is something more than just the bones now.

For news on Niagara literary and artful happenings:
For news on the Grey Borders Reading Series:
For news on the Brock University Creative Writers' Club:

I'll be posting regular stream of poetry and some news at my new online home:

Thanks for following along.

Until the future,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Videos from the Cipher Series...

On November 12, friends in the BUCWC videotaped the night's performances. I've embedded two here. Be sure to check out the rest of the performances on the BUCWC tumblr here.

Phil and I as The Two Young Stallions.

I myself as myself sideways.

Many thanks to the group for shooting these videos.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some GBRS News

The Grey Borders Reading Series Presents...

Lia Pas
Sachiko Murakami
Domenico Capilongo
Mat Laporte

Date: November 25, 2010


Pan Cafe - 120 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

Facebook event, here.

Lia Pas is a multidisciplinary creator-performer who has worked in the fields of music, writing, and theatre. Born and based in Saskatoon, Lia studied music at York University, Toronto (BFA 1995) and completed her MA in Devised Theatre at Dartington College of Arts (October 2006) in Devon, UK. Lia has written poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and scripts. In addition to her volumes of poetry: Husk (JackPine Press, 2008, with artist Ed Pas, awarded second place in the limited editions category of the Alcuin Awards), what is this place we have come to (Thistledown Press, 2003) and vicissitudes (Underwhich Editions, 2001), her literary work has been broadcast on CBC Radio and widely published in literary periodicals. Lia’s current project-in-progress, splanchnologies, is an interdisciplinary performance and text piece exploring anatomy as image. She recently completed her videopoem, susurrations, as part of this project.

Sachiko Murakami's first collection of poetry, The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks 2008), was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has been a literary worker for numerous journals and organizations and is a past member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective. A second collection, Rebuild, is forthcoming with Talonbooks. She lives in Toronto where she cohosts the Pivot reading series.

Domenico Capilongo lives in Toronto, with his family. He teaches high school creative writing, alternative education and karate. He has had work published in several literary magazines including Descant, and Geist. He was short-listed for the 2009 gritLit poetry award and his first book of poetry, I thought elvis was Italian was published in the spring of 2008 with Wolsak and Wynn. His second book of jazz-inpired poetry, hold the note, was published this fall with Quattro Books.

Mat Laporte just released Demons a chapbook pubilshed by Ferno House. He is presently doing an independent study of chance poetics at York University. He lives in Toronto.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Words Radio - CFBU

CFBU has recently added a poetry show to their line up.

The gig is called Words Radio.
You can check out there tumblr here.

The manifesto:
We are Words-Radio, Brock's literature-based Radio Show! As our title would suggest, we broadcast everything related to literature, including poetry, plays, local and visiting authors, everything under the sun!We broadcast every friday 2-2:30 on 103.7 FM and online at, and if you have any questions e-mail us at, or follow us on twitter at or facebook at!/home.php?sk=group_153610564682584&ap=1

Some good work here. Check out the broadcast and mp3s.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

GBRS in the News

Sarah Ferguson, Staff Writer for the Niagara News covered the latest GBRS event.
photo credit to Sarah Ferguson

It was the
bookthug invasion of late october
Victor Coleman, Michael Boughn, Meredith Quartermain, Jay MillAr and Mark Goldstein

Check out the hype HERE.

Thanks to Sarah for doing such a lovely job.

the latest from the niagara

Here's wind of a new lit/arts journal that's based in the Niagara Region.

dead (g)end(er)

From the editor:
"dead (g)end(er) is an independently run and published art+lit journal.
We promote art that is progressive, and original, eclectic, and just plain awesome.

dead (g)end(er) accepts submissions from anyone regardless of sex, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or planet of origin.

dead (g)end(er) likes play with popular culture, just as much as we like the avante garde.
We like the experimental, just as much as we like the universal—preferably a mixture of the two is always encouraged!
As long as it’s cool, we will publish it! :)

We accept:
visual art - photography, doodles, sketches, paintings, sculptures, graphic design, etc.
literature - poetry, short-fiction, articles, essays, novel excerpts, screen-play excerpts, theatre excerpts, song lyrics, etc."

Check it:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cipher Reading

The Cipher Series continues on...

Myself and several others will be reading at

Fine Grind Cafe on James Street in St. Catharines, Ontario

on Friday November 12, 2010.

Starts at 7pm.

Rumor has it, this events the return of the Two Young Stallions.

This is a BUCWC event.

Come out and support the local literati.