Category Archives: Writing

Elisha Rubacha & Justin Million Photo credit: Jenn Huzera

How to Start a Poetry Scene in Your Backyard

It’s a sultry Friday night in July. Jess Rowland squeezes her accordion beside a shelf of her poetry books in the carport entrance to an unassuming back yard on London Street, welcoming us in. A card table is set up

Elisha Rubacha & Justin Million Photo credit: Jenn Huzera

How to Start a Poetry Scene in Your Backyard

It’s a sultry Friday night in July. Jess Rowland squeezes her accordion beside a shelf of her poetry books in the carport entrance to an unassuming back yard on London Street, welcoming us in. A card table is set up

The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes

Review: Andrew Forbes’ “The Utility of Boredom – Baseball Essays”

I confess I’m not a sports fan. The spectacle of muscular males smashing into each other has never had much appeal and I certainly can’t wrap my head around statistics. But I feel baseball. I feel the weight of the

The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes

Review: Andrew Forbes’ “The Utility of Boredom – Baseball Essays”

I confess I’m not a sports fan. The spectacle of muscular males smashing into each other has never had much appeal and I certainly can’t wrap my head around statistics. But I feel baseball. I feel the weight of the

Peterborough Drawmg Club

1st Annual Artspace Book & Zine Fest

Maybe it’s precisely because my parents wouldn’t let me have comic books as a kid that I became such a lover of book arts. For some reason, a well-worn Wonder Woman comic remained the sole literary presence in a rarely used

Peterborough Drawmg Club

1st Annual Artspace Book & Zine Fest

Maybe it’s precisely because my parents wouldn’t let me have comic books as a kid that I became such a lover of book arts. For some reason, a well-worn Wonder Woman comic remained the sole literary presence in a rarely used

Laurel Paluck

Laurel Paluck

Spending an afternoon with Laurel Paluck is like running away to join the circus. She’s Glinda the Good Witch, with a dash of Lili Marlene, a Pied Piper in a top hat often encountered with a merry band of festooned,

Laurel Paluck

Laurel Paluck

Spending an afternoon with Laurel Paluck is like running away to join the circus. She’s Glinda the Good Witch, with a dash of Lili Marlene, a Pied Piper in a top hat often encountered with a merry band of festooned,

Paris, La Nuit by Dennis Tourbin; Photo credit: Nadia Laham

Totally Multi

“How great was that show Dennis?” Public Energy artistic producer Bill Kimball would ask artist Dennis Tourbin. “Billy there was video and performance art and holograms and a band and it was so totally multi you wouldn’t have believed it,

Paris, La Nuit by Dennis Tourbin; Photo credit: Nadia Laham

Totally Multi

“How great was that show Dennis?” Public Energy artistic producer Bill Kimball would ask artist Dennis Tourbin. “Billy there was video and performance art and holograms and a band and it was so totally multi you wouldn’t have believed it,

Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Listening to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson recite her poetry begets poetry. I quickly fall in step with her cadence. She carefully parts the clouds with language. I was lying on the grass looking up at clouds in a perfect summer sky

Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Listening to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson recite her poetry begets poetry. I quickly fall in step with her cadence. She carefully parts the clouds with language. I was lying on the grass looking up at clouds in a perfect summer sky

a little red a little red by Victoria Ward

Victoria Ward: a little red

I like smart, sassy women with a wicked sense of humour and writer/painter Victoria Ward is certainly all that. I first came across her online column, State of the Arts, in the Haliburton Highlander. What she wrote really made me

a little red a little red by Victoria Ward

Victoria Ward: a little red

I like smart, sassy women with a wicked sense of humour and writer/painter Victoria Ward is certainly all that. I first came across her online column, State of the Arts, in the Haliburton Highlander. What she wrote really made me