24 January 2014

"I am a sensitive manateeā€¦"

So this past Monday I took part in a fundraiser at the Monarch Tavern in Toronto for the Al Purdy A-Frame. I read, along with Paul Vermeersch and Jim Smith.

The event was a great success. Lots of people. A respectable amount of money raised. A really good feeling in the room. And the great Karen Solie gave a short, unscheduled reading of two wonderful new poems, then announced the A-Frame's first resident poet, Katherine Leyton (who also read a few great poems).

Before the event, I spent many hours putting together a poem that would take me about two minutes to read. This video explains it all.

Over and out.


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