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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Dear Santa

my silly pervy letter to Saint Nick has been published for a second time in the Erotica Readers and Writers Association Gallery for its holiday-themed issue. here it is to put you in the mood for some xmas shenanigans & of course, the carols!

Dear Santa

thanks once more to Adrienne, the head hoochie honcho of ERWA, the editors & my fellow writers. it's a great group. i am glad to be part of it.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

An Invitation to Trouble

TROUBLE is inspired by the poetry of Tom Walmsley & Eduardo C. Corral, the music of Tom Waits. Could be a retelling of the story of Eurydice & Orpheus, via Jean Cocteau's Orpheus trilogy. Could be the tale of a romance, a love affair. It concerns the wanderer, the martyr, the warrior & the orphan, bereavement & bewilderment. It is a long poem told in five acts.

I will be reading from TROUBLE on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 after 9pm at the Clocktower Pub, 575 Bank Street as a feature of the In/Words Reading Series. I invite you to come partake of TROUBLE & to read some troublesome poems or stories of your own at the open mic.

If you ask for trouble, I will give you the form of a limited edition, 26-copy broadside made for the occasion.

For eight years I have been infatuated with In/Words, have admired its spirit of community, mentorship & spirit of nurturing, its attempts to bridge the world of academia with Ottawa's wider literary community. In/Words is an essential part of this community. I have had several poems published in the magazine throughout the years & last year, a broadside. I am chuffed to have been invited to read on Wednesday…even if it is past my bedtime. I thank In/Words for their support & encouragement of my writing & the writing of others.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

OGG: Fairy Tales & Why They Matter

this fortnight's Oh Get A Grip topic was fairy tales. please see my post here.

Monday, November 18, 2013

An invitation to the Factory Reading Series VERSeFest Fundraiser

Talks on Writing by Amanda Earl, Brecken Hancock and David O'Meara
Thursday, November 21, 2013, Raw Sugar, 692 Somerset West
doors: 7pm; talks: 7:30pm
Admission: $8

My talk is entitled "An Essay About Writing A Talk About Poetry OR Thoughts on Play, the Other and Duende." It's a ramble & a tangle, I tells ya. Full of leaps by a bounder.

I am happy to be sharing the stage with my fellow trouble-makers:  the fine poets & charming individuals, Brecken Hancock and David O'Meara.

I am also pleased that this event is a fundraiser for the lovely VERSeFest, Ottawa's annual poetry festival, which will be in its third year in 2014, offering a full week of poetry from poets the wor(l)d over…

For further information, biographies of presenters, please visit  the above/ground press blog.

Thanks to rob mclennan for inviting me to take part this year. 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Videographer Liana Voia Interviews Me

in this comprehensive interview conducted by Liana Voia, i talk about my poetry, the VERSeOttawa Hall of Honours, my erotica, love, death & the colour grey...

thanks to Liana for making this beautiful video.

you can watch it here.