Monthly Archives: December 2012

And Still We Sing – A New Year’s Eve Celebration of the Life and Poems of Patrick Lane

It is late October, 2012, last evening of the Vancouver Writers’ Festival. There is music in the big room already. Music made by voices. The event starts in thirty minutes but many of the four hundred-or-so chairs are already filled. The music is sweet and unique. Those particular voices. Those places in the room where […]

Jack Gilbert and Linda Gregg – A Marriage in Poetry

That the craft of poetry was as important to master American poet Jack Gilbert (1925-2012) as was its potential for storytelling, is made obvious through a little known publication in 1994. In that slight chapbook called Love – A Diptych, Gilbert and his former wife Linda Gregg (1942 – ) each wrote a poem that […]