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

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Michelle A. Richard

This show was double-bonus day for me having Diane back in the studio after her trip up North, and Michelle Richard, a marvelous and genuinely charming Francophone singer/songwriter who launched her CD at Timbre Restaurant on Commercial Drive on July 24th.

Randy lost out and took the afternoon off.

Michelle is making waves lately with her award-winning performances and her participation in the 2nd Annual DTES Fearless Festival as production coordinator for the day.

Check her out at her Myspace page:


You can also see some fun video footage there I shot of Michelle singing at the Blues on White
in Edmonton, with Russell Jackson, a Vancouver Blues man on tour with Selwynn Cooper. This happened when we were on tour with Theatre In The Raw. Jackson actually made an appearance at her launch.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Call For Spoken Word Poetry Submissions


The Word On the Street Festival invites poets to read their work at
Poet's Corner,
Library Square, on Sunday, September 28, 2008.
Poets will be given a 7minute spot to perform in, between the hours of 12:00pm and

Please send submissions to:
Poet's Corner c/o
442 Cardiff Way
Port Moody V3H 3T1
Include a SASE if you wish your material to be returned. Artists are also strongly encouraged to send a CD of their performance.
Or… via email at

rcarcee@yahoo.ca with a link to online recordings and/or videos of your work.

Deadline for entry is August 29, 2008*

* See us at the Wax Poetic/Coop Radio table at Summer Dreams (We’ll take submissions there too!)

Help us promote literacy and celebrate Canadian literary arts at
, downtown Vancouver

The Word On The Street is an annual one-day festival celebrating literacy
and the written arts. Held in four cities across
simultaneously -
Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa
and Halifax - The Word On The Street
celebrates reading and writing with free exhibits, performances, readings
and hands-on activities every September.

Vancouver's The Word On The Street attracts tens of thousands of

visitors, and hundreds of participating exhibitors, authors, and performers
to Library Square for literary readings, cookbook demonstrations, music,
contests, panel discussions and much more.

We invite you to join us and become part of
's favorite annual
celebration of words and reading.
For more information, or to volunteer with organizing the Poet’s Corner, please call us at (604) 788-8340 or email


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Poetry News: The House Where Al Purdy Lived Is On The Block

You can find his widow, Eurithe, on the roof, caring for the Eastern Ontario cabin in which her husband morphed from tortured writer to poetic icon, and where fellow wordsmiths Laurence and Ondaatje once sought sanctuary. But at 84, Eurithe knows the writing's on the wall. Patrick White reports from Ameliasburgh, Ont., on the almost-certain demolition of a Canadian treasure...

Read the full Globe and Mail story here>>

Clint "Father Goose" Wilson

Our guest on Wednesday at 2pm CFRO 102.7fm is Clint "Father Goose" Wilson. Clint calls himself...
... an otherworldly alien who was left here by the mother ship some 37 years ago. As he took the form of a man-child and learned the ways of the Earthlings he quickly realized that his two fortes were, rhyming and making people laugh. But beware, sometimes he gets tired of making them laugh and then simply goes into shocker mode and makes them, cry, scream, go yoik?, or simply run off towards the horizon with their eyes and ears bleeding, never to be seen again.

When not writing humorous poetry, Father Goose can be found writing sci-fi and fantasy, writing automotive magazine articles, selling used auto parts at his wrecking business in Chilliwack, carving leather art for motorcycle seats, saddlebags and the like (or poetry championship belts), pinstriping and engraving, playing bass or drums in several different combos, or having fun with his three half-breed children... yes, Father Goose mated with an Earth girl and his sensible yet hilarious kids are the crossbred result. Check out the Goose at an open mic event near you!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Warren Dean Fulton

WARREN DEAN FULTON has been performing, publishing, & promoting poetry since the early 90ʼs. He has performed his words as a feature & at open mics in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, San Francisco, New York, & even New Westminster.
He has published now & then in little lit mags in Canada, the US, & the UK. he has published thru his micro poetry press Pooka Press the likes of GG award winners; George Bowering, Stephanie Bolster, John Pass, Patrick Lane & other such well known poets as, Robert Creeley, Susan Musgrave, Heather Haley, rob mclennan, Kate Braid, bill bissett, Marilyn Bowering, John B. Lee, jwcurry, Amanda Earl, Jeffrey Mackie, Todd Swift, Joe Blades, Shannon Rayne, Faust MacKenzie, the Svelt Ms Spelt, RC Weslowski, & SR Duncan, as well as dozens of others.
In addition to the readings & publishing, Warren has also made short videopoems, & literary (poetry) documentary films/videos, one short on THUNDERING WORD HEARD & the late T.Paul Ste. Marie, which played in The Hawaii International Film Festival in 2002.

Here are some links to some of those other poets:

Robert Creeley


George Bowering


Stephanie Bolster


John Pass


Patrick Lane


bill bissett


Susan Musgrave




rob mclennan


Heather Haley