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, February 18, 2009

Meredith Quartermain

At age 11, Meredith Quartermain left her home in Ontario and travelled across Canada with her family to the tiny, one-time silver boom community of Argenta, British Columbia. There she developed a strong sense of place that influenced her writing and remained with her during her studies at the University of British Columbia. In 1983, Quartermain was commissioned to write a history of York House School, which prompted her exploration of Vancouver archival materials and pioneer narratives.

Quartermain is the author of several poetry collections, including the 2006 BC Book Prize for Poetry winner, Vancouver Walking. She is also the co-founder of Nomados, a small literary press in Vancouver.

Her latest collection, Nightmarker, was released in September 2008.

Preview before you buy! Get the full poetic experience and listen to Meredith Quartermain read from these Nightmarker pieces (click on the title to listen):

Discovery at Sea 7

Bird City

Queen Dreams

No comments: