Just a short note to say hello. I trust all is well with you.
I thought I would mention the names of several poets who have recently sent me material for the collection. They are, among many others: Paulos Ioannou, Jeff Seffinga, Marco Fraticelli, Anna Yin, Lyndia Terre (artist and poet), Rachel Lebowitz, etc. I am expecting something from Terry Ann Carter.
It was good to see Bill Bissett's response to your e-mail. It is great to know that he is doing well. Did I tell you that, many years ago he sent me 5 handwritten (holograph) poems for my collection?
Once again, as always, many thanks for your continued support for my collection at the U. of C. I think we are both doing our share in helping to preserve part of our literary heritage. Thank you for your altruism. Your librarian's heart is in the right place.
Keep well. May the Muse be with you always.
Marvelous Marvin, a fan of yours in Montreal.
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Hi Marvellous Marvin : )
All well with Chase & me, apart from the usual mild aches & pains which signify our 'elder' status : ) That's great news so many poets have contributed - I know I played my usual Judas goat routine with Paulos, Jeff, Marco, Anna & Terry Ann. Pleased to see they've taken my suggestion & followed thru on it!
One of these years I'll start sending the folders I have of my correspondence with bill bissett (yes, it was very nice to hear from him - he sounds great!) & many others. There are also files for each of the annual PurdyFests. Terry Barker & I were discussing your special archives last night, & it was Terry who crucially further explained to Anna Yin the importance of having her poetic materials archived.
During our conversation Terry suggested you acquire a copy of Shane Neilson's new chapbook/review on Milton Acorn. I told Terry I understand your special areas of interest are haiku and CanPo in general. I said I'm not sure if our particular interest in Canuck People's Poetry, a la Milton Acorn, is of interest to you for your archive (as "Acornites", we assume everybody associated with CanPo is completely fascinated with Milt & his legacy!).
As always, it's a comfort knowing that such a large part of my own CanPo personal work, & that of other poets I've published, featured, promoted & hung out with, is now preserved for ever and ever.
peace & poetry power on this Hallowed Eve!
Chris ... & Chase ArrrrrrrrrrrOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowffffffffffffffffffffffffff!