Wax Poetic

Your Weekly Appointment With The Muse!

Welcome to the official blog for Vancouver, British Columbia's longest-running poetry radio show

Wednesdays @ 2pm (PST) NOW AT 100.5 FM CFRO Co-op Radio

or online at http://www.coopradio.org/ There you can download archives or listen to old shows.

You can also download most shows as a podcast on ITunes for free. Just search for WaxPoetic

Like what we do? Wanna be on our show?

Email us at rcarcee@yahoo.ca

Monday, April 7, 2008

We Need An Archivist - No Experience Necessary

Our show, like the other shows on Coop, is done on a volunteer basis. I'm very excited about how the blog has been looking, but it is the result of a couple of hours work a week on my part, on top of all the other little jobs I have on my plate. I'm looking for someone who is interested in learning how to work with mp3, video, image and audio files, edit them, then upload them to www.poetryradio.blogspot.com on a weekly basis.
The position requires access to a fairly up-to-date computer system and high speed internet. It can be done from home at anytime. Or you can make arrangements to come into the station and use the computer here.
At first it might take about 3 - 4 hrs a week to learn what to do, but once you get the basics down you can reasonably do the job in less than 2 hrs.
All training and software (Adobe Photoshop, Blogger, Sound Forge) is provided and we'll even throw in a membership to Coop radio.
This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and sharpen the ones you already have - not to mention perform an important service to the Vancouver Spoken Word community!
You can also join us on air on Wednesdays and be part of the on-air experience, too.

For more information, feel free to contact me at srduncan@shaw.ca or give me a call at 604-788-8340.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Diane Tucker

Diane Tucker was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she got a B.F.A. from the University of B.C. in 1987. Her poetry appears regularly in journals in Canada and abroad. She works as an English tutor and freelance editor. Diane lives in Burnaby, BC with her husband, her teenage daughter and son and Doxa the spotty dog.

The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, finalist, 1997

Selected Publications
God on His Haunches.
(Nightwood Editions, 1996)
Bright Scarves of Hours
(Palimpsest Press, 2007) ISBN: 0-9733952-7-3

Selected Anthologies
Line by Line (Ekstasis Editions Anthology, 2002) ISBN 1-896860-50-8
from this new world (Ten Dollar Words Publishing, 2003)
String to Bow (Leaf Press, 2005)
In Our Own Words VII (MW Enterprises, 2007)

Books in Print
Tucker, Diane
God on His Haunches. Nightwood Editions, 1996. ISBN: 0-88971-163-1
Bright Scarves of Hours (Palimpsest Press, 2007) ISBN: 0-9733952-7-3, $18.00