Well, it was a beautiful but bittersweet send-off in the Back Room at the Heritage Grill on Sunday. Poetic Justice has to move on to new pastures. So why not join us at our brand new venue, starting this coming Sunday?
Next up at the microphone are two more fine poets. Come out and support them while enjoying our usual Open Mic session.
Featured Poets: Candice James and Kyle Hawke
Host: Alan Girling
When KYLE HAWKE was five years old visiting India for the first time, his grandfather’s circle of activist and theologian friends told him he should be a writer. That became the one expectation of him he hasn’t yet rebelled against. Refusing to be bound by the limitations of form, he has since written poetry, prose, radio drama, comics, articles, editorials, advice columns, and even ghost-written non-fiction. Of late, he has been working at screenwriting and shopping an animated series pilot. Kyle founded the Bohemian Caress interdisciplinary series, which features spoken word with improvised music and live painting concurrently.
CANDICE JAMES is New Westminster’s Poet Laureate, serving her second three-year term.
Her first publication was A Split in the Water (Fiddlehead: 1979) and her most recent is Merging Dimensions (Ekstasis Editions: 2015). She is Founder, Treasurer and Past President of Royal City Literary Arts Society; Past President of the Federation of BC Writers; Founder of Poetry In the Park, and Co-founder of Poetic Justice. She is the recipient of the Bernie Legge Artist/Cultural Award 2015 and the recipient of Pandora’s Collective 2015 Citizenship Award. Candice is also a visual artist and a singer/songwriter/musician. Further info can be found on Wikipedia.