Heather Haley joins us in studio to read poems from her book "Three Blocks West of Wonderland." Click below to listen.
We also asked her to talk a bit about the book. Here's what she had to say:
Susan McCaslin is a prize-winning poet who has published twelve volumes of poetry and taught English and Creative Writing at Douglas College in New Westminster, B.C for twenty-three years. Her most recent volumes include Lifting the Stone(Seraphim Editions, 2007) and Persephone Tours the Underground (Alfred Gustav Press, 2009). She has edited two anthologies and is on the editorial board of Event. Susan is a full-time writer living in Fort Langley, British Columbia who has recently completed a book-length memoir on mysticism and the poetics of mystical experience. Her most recent volume of poetry,Demeter Goes Skydiving, will be published by the University of Alberta Press in the spring of 2011.
London ON poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and ten CDs produced as well as Canada's first poetry CD-ROM and several award-winning videopoems. She performs in festivals around the world. Penn is the Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at UWO for 2009-10. She hosts an eclectic literary show, Gathering Voices, on Radio Western, CHRW 94.9 FM. Her own project for the year is a book, cd and dvd devoted to Eco Poetry, Luminous Entrance.
Kevan Cameron is a writer, a poet and a creator. He is also known as Scruffmouth, the reigning Grand Champion of the 2008 Vancouver Poetry Slam. His work deals with the Black experience throughout history and connecting the dots of the past, present and future. Scruffmouth is a hip-hop griot and has a diverse style of spoken word art ranging from dub poetry, rap artistry and slam poetry. His poems have been published in We Have A Voice: An Anthology of African & Caribbean Student Writing, and Blood Ink: A University of Alberta Literary Journal.