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.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wax Poetic Show, Recordings, June 27, 2010

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Chris Gilpin is a spoken word performer, videographer, and arts educator living in Vancouver, Canada. He works as the Onsite Program Facilitator for Animating History at the Museum of Vancouver, and as the Program Coordinator for VPH’s Word Play, Poetry in Schools.
Chris is a two-time member of the Vancouver Poetry Slam Team (2008 & 2009), the runner-up in the 2008 Vancouver Individual Poetry Slam competition, the champion of Vancouver’s 2008 Haiku Death Match, finalist in the 2010 Write Bloody Press manuscript competition and winner of the Vancouver’s 2009 CBC Poetry Face-off.

In the summer of 2006, he toured the Canadian Fringe circuit with his play “87% True: The Lies That Bind”, co-created with Rosemary Rowe. His literary work has been published in Geist, Poetry is Dead, Vancouver Review, 42opus, and many others. He performs as part of the interactive multimedia clown rock supergroup Awesome Face.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wax Poetic featuring New West's Poet Laureate Candice James, July 21, 2010

Candice James was named Poet Laureate of The City Of New Westminster on June 14, 2010. She is a full member of The League Of Canadian Poets; a member of the British Columbia Writers Federation, and Vice President of Poetic Justice poetry group.

Candice was born in New Westminster at Saint Mary’s Hospital in 1948 and has spent most of her life in the City of New Westminster. She graduated in 1965 from Lester Pearson Senior Secondary School, now known as New Westminster Senior Secondary School.

Candice began the rudimentary stages of her writing, at the age of thirteen, composing essays. Over the years Candice continued writing and eventually moved into the arena of Poetry, which continues to be her preferred genre of writing.

She is the Author of the surrealistic, poetry book, “A SPLIT IN THE WATER” consisting of 116 poems which was published by Fiddlehead Poetry Books/University Of New Brunswick Literary Press in 1979 and is currently in many Canadian libraries. This 100 page poetry book is also for sale by bookstores and on the Internet. The Spring 1980 Literary Press Group Catalogue (Association Of Canadian Publishers) described on page 170 “A Split In The Water” by Candice James as follows: “A first book by a self taught poet characterized by brilliant imagery drawn from all facets of modern life."

Candice spent many years employed in the financial services industry, the real estate industry, and the music industry both in the business end and on the performing side. She has continued writing over the past 30 years, mostly poetry, but also 3 screenplays and a children’s book. She has been a featured guest on WAX POETIC, and WORLD POETRY CAFE on CFRO radio in Vancouver, BC and at many poetry readings in New Westminster and the Greater Vancouver area. Her poems have also appeared in local magazines and newspapers. 

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wax Poetic, July 14, 2010

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010