Buoyant blog of Canadian haiku poet (haijin) Chris Faiers/cricket. Poetry, esp. People's Poetry in the tradition of Milton Acorn, haiku/haibun, progressive politikal rants, articles on engaged Buddhism and meditation, info on ZenRiver Gardens retreat near Marmora and annual Purdy Country LitFests (PurdyFests), events literary and politikal, and pics, amid swirling currents of earth magick and shamanism.
I am pleased to announce that my first book of poetry, titled Bridget bird, is out! If you would like to purchase a copy of my book (15$), please contact me for the mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An appetizing excerpt from poem "Bridget bird" on page 8 :
A leaf pressed into the red thirsting beak
of a bird!
The harder the catch, leaf, slug, the harder you spin
like a Bridget bird!
You a hipster and the Sun commingle wherever
bugs are, glossing
over fields and looking bird-deep into a fresh face of
sunny sunny things
Details of the book launch will be posted in a week or so.
I'd like to thank you (in advance) for your kind support.
Cheque's in the mail - in fact, I just folded a $20 bill into a tacky greeting card (5 bucks for postage & hassle!).
Please be sure to sign your collection ...!!!
Yeah, I'm the same way re poetic inspiration. If your Muse hasn't called, at least 2 or 3 times!!!, well, the poem just isn't ready.
And of course, mainstream be damned. Peeple don't know shit (or shite!). We have to write for ourselves (& our Muses) and People's Poetry - or why fucking bother!
peace & poetry power!
Chris ... and Chase ... wrfffffffff (you'd better read me some of Conrad's stuff or I'll bite your sorry butt!)
On 2012-03-14, at 8:28 PM, Conrad DiDiodato wrote:
I'm not too prolific...poems here cover about a 10 year period. I'm in no rush. The poem tells 'me' when it's ready: I never never force it. And I never never write to please mainstream tastes, a fact which I wear like a badge of honour.
Again, thank you!
Send cheque to: C. DiDiodato
12 Darrow Drive
Stoney Creek, ON
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Chris Faiers <email@example.com> wrote:
Let me be one of the first in line to buy a copy! Long overdue I suspect. You have written some beautiful, powerful & evocative poetry - & that's just from the small sampling I've read in the past year on your blog (esp. the poem about the 3 murdered sisters and their aunt).
Please sign and mail to:
P.O. Box 69
let me know your mailing address & I'll send a cheque tonite ...