First, to Dr. Eric Amann, the 'godfather' of Canadian haiku. It was Eric's early encouragement and publication of my first haiku in his seminal magazine HAIKU back in the mid-1960s which started me on the haijin path.
To fellow Eel Pie Island communard Weed (once Chris Whitehouse), who gently pushed me into letting him put EEL PIE DHARMA (original title) online in the early 2000s on his amazing & eclectic website.
Thanks to my close friend & editor, Sylvia Hegge, for copy editing so many times she now wears glasses : )
To all my old UK friends & sister & brother hippies: Debbie, Scotch Doogy, Marion, Eddie, Dominic, and to the1,000s of other fellow travelers in those magickal times.
Thanks to haijin snow flea (John Hamley) for writing the insightful introduction.
LAUNCH next Wednesday, NOV. 21 st at Imperial Pub(lic) Library in Toronto
54 Dundas Street East (edge of Ryerson University campus)
The launch of EPID will be next Wednesday at The Imperial Public Library as part of:
AN EVENING WITH MILTON ACORN & FRIENDS
(Terry Barker, Anna Yin, Brandon Pitts, Joyce Wayne, David Fox, Morley Ellis,
Jim Larwill/Wilber Walnut & an OPEN SET round robin of poems by & about
Milt - & anecdotes!)
copies of EPID will be available at a discount from the $17.95 cover price
package deal of Eel Pie Island Dharma and ZenRiver: Poems & Haibun for $25
copies of Milton Acorn's new selected (James Deahl, Editor) will also be available:
You can find info about the series at:
emails between Henry Martinuk & Chris
(DVDs of 2012 PurdyFest being prepared)
That's great that you'll make it to the EVENING WITH MILT & FRIENDS next Wednesday nite! It's going to be an evening to remember, that's for sure : )
Trust you'll recount your 'almost meeting' with Milt when he arose from the back of the restaurant (Crest Grill?), saw you & your friend gaping in admiration, & bellowed, "You little shits don't know anything!" ... that's such a perfect Milt anecdote : )
And it's great that you've done up the DVDs on PurdyFest. They will become a piece of Canadiana history! Many thanks!
I've been in regular contact with Montreal Canadian poetry archivist & retired librarian Marvin Orbach. Marvin has his own collection of CanPo at the Univ. of
Calgary, & I've been sending him almost weekly batches of my poetry collections, & also of old Unfinished Monument Press books & chapbooks.
As our friendship has grown, we've become almost daily correspondents, & I've even copied him on many of my poetry-related emails for literary posterity (if our
crazy hillbilly planet - seemingly so bent on self-destruction - does survive into another century or 2).
So I know Marvin would love to have copies of your DVDs:
here's his snail mail:
22 Radcliffe Rd.
Montreal West, P.Q.
and his email address is in this header.
I'm going to post this correspondence on my blog, so the downlow ain't so low no more ... : )
looking forward to seeing you next week : )
thanks for doing all this ...
peace & poetry power!
Chris ... and Chase ... wffffffffff ,,, (we're both a bit tired - returned just a few mins ago from long hike on the Cross-Canada Trail)
On 2012-11-16, at 2:39 PM, Henry Martinuk wrote:
congrats on your new book. I'm looking forward to next Wednesday at the Imperial Pub in Toronto for your book launch and the Milton Acorn celebration.
I've just finished the Acorn Symposium DVD from this year's PurdyFest and I'm working on the Another Dam Poetry Reading video now. Hopefully, I'll be able to put all the video I shot this summer at PurdyFest on DVD for you by next Wednesday. I'm going to give you the DVDs as a thank you for PurdyFest.
I'll try to have a couple copies burned for others who may want to purchase the DVDs. I'm still not sure if I'll have enough time and don't know how much to charge for the DVDs yet so keep it on the downlow until I figure it out.
See you on November 21st!
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