Author Archives: James Felton

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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FINISHED! Next PJ Reading is Sun Nov 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Our last reading was special. The rain stopped and the poets came out to play. And so did the poetry fans. Susan McCaslin dazzled us with her ekphrastic poetry inspired by the works of Cézanne while Richard Osler rattled our … Continue reading

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FINISHED! Next PJ Reading is Sun Oct 16 at 11:30 a.m. (Note new time!)

Simply put, this month’s reading was over-the-top. Having Eileen Kernaghan back with us after a long absence was so gratifying. And Henry Beissel’s reading had everyone captivated. It’s so rewarding having talented poets descend on Poetic Justice. It makes it … Continue reading

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