Monday, October 24, 2005

Calgary = no pants

Thanks to derek beaulieu, Jason Christie, Chris Ewart, Andre Rodrigues, Sandy Lam, Natalie Walschots, Ed Schmutz, Jonathan Ball, Jordan Scott, ryan fitzpatrick, Jill Hartman, Paul Kennett, Nicole Markotic, Louis Cabri, Suzette Mayr, Tom Wayman, Melanie Little, Peter Norman, Natalie Simpson, Julia Williams, Dennis Cooley, and of course Robert Kroetsch for making my Calgary experience such a memorable one.

We launched Post-Prairie at McNally Robinson and it was one of the best experiences of my literary life. The response to the book has been very encouraging. There is some wonderful innovative poetry being written in Calgary these days and I'm thrilled that RK and I had a chance to anthologize a taste of it.

I met so many people I've been dying to meet and I did have a few drinks...

13 comments:

rob mclennan said...

extremely cool, congrats! & its a good lookin' book, johnny-boy. you should be pleased (even if you cant bowl as well as nathaniel g. moore....)

Anonymous said...

calgary = jon's a pussy. all you did while you were here was walk around at our house party with no pants on, for some strange reason, and flip everyone the bird. thanks. there was so much you left out of your lukewarm calgary writeup. for eg: how was the herb and vag pizza? seriously, though you left a bunch of broken hearts here. derek said he was sorry for gluing your eyes shut every night. ewart says his ass is sore. jordan said YOU LIKE IT! and then made a 'suck it' motion while standing on the couch. we miss you jon. love derek, jason, jordan, and chris. the world must know! mwaaaa haaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaa... um. see you again soon?

asthma_boy said...

you people are sick. i'm already looking at condos in kensington.

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Jonathan Ball said...

that beats me. poetry at its best.

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Mingus said...

Any Edmonton readings / launch on the horizon?

asthma_boy said...

i wish, mingus... i don't think it's in the cards.

Brenda Schmidt said...

'Tis a fine anthology.

asthma_boy said...

thanks, brenda. i like it too.

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! »