Daphne Marlatt starts her reading with poems from Vancouver Poems (1972), a deeply local collection that she had not yet published when this reading took place at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in Montreal. She tells the audience that she will explain the local references as she goes along, starting with the first poem that refers to Lost Lagoon in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. What Marlatt could not have anticipated is that the poems would become pathways to revisit the city when republishing many of them years later in Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now (2013).
On April 11, poet Robert Hogg revisits his 1970 reading, which took place at Sir George Williams (now Concordia), through a mix of readings in the present with recordings from the past. Join us for this performance, with a Q&A to follow. All are welcome. A Poetry Listening is an event that reactivates audio archives […]
This week the AMP Lab (FIP 251) is co-hosting a workshop with UBCO’s Creative Writing Course Union and participants will make chapbooks (small, hand-sewn books) featuring found poetry they will write using poems from our archive (this time the poems are by Daphne Marlatt and Fred Wah). Visit the lab during our workshops to take a break […]
Daphne Marlatt & Diane Wakoski: Performing the SpokenWeb Archive, November 21st — Nov 21, 2014 (Events)
Please join us for the second instalment of the Performing the SpokenWeb Reading Series. A collaboration project between the English & History Department. All events are open to the public. FREE AFTERNOON WORKSHOP WITH THE POETS Oral Literary History: The Poetics of Real Life Stories with Daphne Marlatt & Diane Wakoski Friday November 21st […]