Author Archives: James Felton

Breaking News…Our Reading Series is Relocating!

Before we share more about the exciting news, let us not forget what a fine reading we enjoyed at this month’s reading.  Husband and wife duo, John Pass and Theresa Kishkan, both delivered emotionally charged and thought-provoking readings.  What has … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Poetry Reading on Sunday September 17 at 11:30 a.m.

You missed a damn fine poetry reading last month — except of course those who were at our fabulous August reading. Featured poets Aislinn Hunter and Geoffrey Nilson served up humour, stuffed animals (the taxidermist’s), and poetry that moved one … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Poetry Reading on Sunday August 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Well, that was something!  July’s poetry reading was a significant moment in West Coast CanLit history.  Reuniting Brian Brett and Allan Safarik after more than twenty years was special. Poetic Justice was honoured to be the host venue that brought … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Poetry Reading on Sunday July 16 at 11:30 a.m.

June’s reading brought together two poets with very different Mennonite backgrounds. Yet each eloquently demonstrated how place and upbringing can so deeply inform good poetry. Patrick Friesen and Connie Braun both gave a stirring poetry reading, showing us how insightful, thought-provoking … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Father’s Day, Sunday June 18 at 11:30 a.m.

What a fabulous reading we had on May 21st. Engaging, humorous, profound, uplifting. All of these and more. Griffin Poetry Prize Winner Jane Munro and Griffin Finalist Ian Williams delivered some of their most inspiring and exquisite poems to a … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Poetry Reading on Sunday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Well, the Easter Bunny was there and so were the die-hard fans of our two awesome featured poets. Old friends Penn Kemp and Sharon Thesen showed why they are among Canada’s top poets with exceptional readings from their recent publications. … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Poetry Reading on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m.

What a delight it was to have the birthday girl read for us! Bernice Lever turned 81 the day of her poetry reading at Poetic Justice. She shared some of the entries from her most recent poetry collection, Small Acts. … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Next PJ Reading is Sun March 19 at 11:30 a.m.

The honour roll doesn’t get any bigger than this. When you have two featured poets who have each received the Order of Canada (within four months of each other!), it doesn’t get any more distinguished than that. On Sun Feb … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Next PJ Reading is Sun Feb 19 at 11:30 a.m.

January’s reading was nothing short of superb.  Cerebral poems were topped with emotionally charged ones, like poached eggs smothered with hollandaise sauce (okay, hunger is talking here). A fresh voice joined a seasoned one as Chelsea Comeau teamed up with … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Next PJ Reading is Sun Jan 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Forgive us but we’ve had a glitch with posts to the website.  All’s good again — for now. Last month we were thrilled to have two powerful voices sharing the podium. Kate Braid, a previous visitor to PJ, was joined … Continue reading

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