Saturday, August 15, 2009

August among Ottawa people

Some reports on Haiku North America happenings are up including Hexagram launch including a new title from Ottawa poet Grant Savage, a talk on anti-story by Jim Kacian, Patricia Donegan in town talking about peace and haiku and meditation practice, an Painting Project by Claudia Coutu Radmore with music, dramatic monologue and sound poetry by Dorothy Howard as a response to the paintings which were a response to haiku.

A number of Ottawa poets made it to Purdyfest #3. There'll be a new intensive fall workshop series by rob mclennan this fall. His above/ground press is 16 years old now and was celebrated with the launch of new chapbooks by Phil Hall and Roland Prevost.