Calgary Poet Laureate Showcase: March 1, 2012

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Poet Laureate Nominee – Tyler Perry from Calgary Arts Development on Vimeo.

Posted: February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

CLICK HERE for more information on Calgary’s inaugural poet laureate.

CLICK HERE to view clips of each of the nominees.

Here is some footage from the 2011 Calgary Spoken Word Festival. To see more of the performances, visit the festival’s website.

And if you’d like to compare and contrast, here’s a link to the footage of my very first public performance of my poetry at the Calgary Poetry SLAM! in the Auburn Saloon, back in January 2010. My first poem begins at about 00:47:45 (just after Esau Tamura, a friend and colleague of mine), and my second is at 00:53:00, followed again by Esau Tamura. We went head-to-head in the final round. Also, at 00:04:55 there is a group performance by Esau, Evan Scurr and me.

Book Reviews of Lessons in Falling

Posted: March 2, 2011 in Poetry
Lessons in Falling was recently reviewed by Indrani Kar in FastForward Magazine. Click here to read the review.
And another review in Canadian Teacher Magazine. Click here.
And one on The Canadian Book review.

Lessons in Falling now available

Posted: November 19, 2010 in Poetry
The second print run is here. Ask for it at your local independent book store. In Calgary that would be Pages on Kensington,  Shelf Life Books and Logos Book Store.
If your local bookstore doesn’t carry it yet, they will probably order it in for you. OR YOU CAN ORDER LESSONS IN FALLING DIRECTLY FROM THIS WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON THE BUTTON TO THE LEFT. (you don’t need a paypal account to pay on paypal).

Weekly Poem:

Posted: November 15, 2010 in Poetry
Lessons in Falling” (November 21-27)
The Parts of a Lesson.” (November 14-20)
Resting Place” (November 7-13)