Poetry · Writing Life

Brother [electric]

Brother [electric] the smell of people lingers on the things they give away. walk in any second-hand store and your nose will tell you so. at the salvation army, the scent of loss is strong. [loss of life | loss of love | loss of home] it smells like tired dust, mourning mold, the sweat… Continue reading Brother [electric]

Gertrude's Writing Room · My Family · Writing Life

Dream, Book, Moon

I just googled 'bats' thinking I'd put an image of a bat here because I had wild dreams about bats last week. As soon as I saw a photo of a bat in flight, it occurred to me that bats are a hot subject these days. That it is from a bat, some say, that… Continue reading Dream, Book, Moon

Guest Writers · On Writing · Writing Life

Woo! Woo! For The Woo-Woo – Interview with Lindsay Wong

Meet writer Lindsay Wong. I've spent hours with Lindsay and her unbelievable, heart-felt, soul-full words – that is, reading her 316-page memoir entitled The Woo Woo How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018). Memoirists are high up on my 'amazing people' list, if you must… Continue reading Woo! Woo! For The Woo-Woo – Interview with Lindsay Wong

Guest Writers · On Writing · Publishing · Writing Life

Broadcast Wasteland Debuts! Interview with Ben Van Dongen

Local sci-fi writer Ben Van Dongen has published another book! The man is prolific, I tell you! He is one of the many writers who have books launching during this wild and strange time. Let's continue to show our support for writers everywhere by doing what we can to buy their books, talk about their… Continue reading Broadcast Wasteland Debuts! Interview with Ben Van Dongen

Poetry · Writing Life

For me, this has been a time of…#morningcoffeesessions

living things for me this has been a time of gentle consistent denial desperate powerful pushing A W A Y of hailstorms each icy ping of virus-fact rain smacking tender parts of me the side of my neck the under of my armpit the dimples above my bum cold awakenings jolt my emotions into hyperdrive… Continue reading For me, this has been a time of…#morningcoffeesessions