Thursday, April 23, 2009
2009_04_23 Poetry Festival
Edmonton Poetry Festival's "POFEST" is well underway after a delightful literary pre-evening last night. Six authors read from their newly published works at Talonbooks.
The readings included drama - Kevin Kerr's 'Studies in Motion', to music - "I love you Osama' by Adeena Karasick, to ?what was that? sound musicproesetry by bill bissett and dialogue from 2088 (if memory serves me correctly, I didn't drink too much wine), by Garry Thomas Morse as well as, of course, poetry as well, from rob mclennan.
The readings were enthusiastic and colourful, the setting was warm and intimate. It was a great opportunity to meet some new artists, and greet some old friends.
Today, and the rest of this week, you can catch more poetry at Poetry Central, 11:30 to 1:30 at the Stanley Milner Library in Sir Winston Churchill Square. I dropped in for a few minutes this afternoon to catch a bit of the buzz, pick up the schedule and of course get some photos.
Check out the festival schedule at the Poetry Festival Site, there's soemthing for everyone.
Talonbooks Launch Slideshow
Poetry Central Slideshow