Eh Poetry Podcast - Canadian poems read 3 times, each with a slight difference.

Jason E Coombs

A space to listen to poetry like you listen to your favourite music, on repeat! We feature poetry from poets who call Canada home with the goal of exposing it to the world, while giving listeners a chance to dive deeper into each poem with a 2nd and 3rd reading. Our audience loves diving further into the poem with each reading and the poets featured love hearing their work through another poet's eyes, ears, heart and voice. Would you be interested in hearing you Canadian poem on Eh Poetry? I would love to hear from you: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a voice message below. read less
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Is It Safe? by Ronna Bloom
27-09-2022
Is It Safe? by Ronna Bloom
Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry. She is a registered psychotherapist (CRPO inactive). Ronna developed the first Poet in Residence programme at Mount Sinai Hospital/Sinai Health which ran from 2012-2019. Her Spontaneous Poetry Booths and RX for Poetry have appeared in hospital waiting rooms, bookstores, fundraisers and arts events in Canada, The UK and Italy. Ronna's work has been broadcast on the CBC, recorded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, translated into Bangla and Chinese, and shortlisted for several Canadian literary awards. She has performed with Juno award-winning musician Jayme Stone. In a collaboration with PLANT Architects, her poem “The City” was painted 30 meters long on King Street in Toronto for the summer of 2018. In 2022, her chapbook, Who is your mercy contact? was published by Espresso-Chapbooks. A Possible Trust: The Poetry of Ronna Bloom, selected with an introduction by Phil Hall will be published by Wilfred Laurier University Press in 2023. The poem "Is It Safe?" was first published in Literary Review of Canada and then again on Best Canadian Poetry 2021  by Biblioasis Press.  Please feel free to read more about Ronna here, and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ehpoetrypodcast/message
Attention by Kate Cayley
23-09-2022
Attention by Kate Cayley
Kate Cayley is a fiction writer, playwright, and poet. She has written a short story collection, How You Were Born, two collections of poetry, When This World Comes to an End and Other Houses, a young adult novel, The Hangman in the Mirror, and a number of plays, both traditional and experimental.  She has won the Trillium Book Award, the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, an O. Henry Short Story Prize, and a Chalmers Fellowship, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the K. M. Hunter Award, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and the CBC Prize in both poetry and fiction. She lives in Toronto with her wife and their three children. Her second short story collection, Householders, is published by Biblioasis. Read more about Kate, here.  This poem, "Attention" was first published in Grain Magazine, then again in Best Canadian Poetry 2021, Biblioasis Press.  Please check out her books, here and her plays, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ehpoetrypodcast/message
Tryouts For The Flying Motorist Artist Team, 1958 by Hoa Nguyen
21-09-2022
Tryouts For The Flying Motorist Artist Team, 1958 by Hoa Nguyen
Born in the Mekong Delta, Hoa Nguyen was raised and educated in the United States and has lived in Canada since 2011. Hoa has had the privilege to work and teach all over the United States and Canada and is the author of several books including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. Her fifth book of poems,  A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure was named a finalist for a Kingsley Tufts Award, National Book Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award and has garnered additional support from The Poetry Foundation, Library Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing has been promoted by such outlets as Granta, PEN American Center, CBC Books, Boston Review, The Best Canadian Poetry series, Poetry, The Walrus, and Pleiades. In 2019, she was nominated for a Neustadt International Prize for Literature, a prestigious international literary award often compared with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more about Hao here.  You can follow Hoa on Twitter, here, on Instagram, here, and on Facebook, here.  As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ehpoetrypodcast/message
Whale by Joyce Goodwin
20-09-2022
Whale by Joyce Goodwin
In 1989 Joyce immigrated with family from Ireland to North Vancouver and continued her social work career. She joined the North Shore Writers’ Association becoming vice-President and co-founder of “Dare to be Heard” literary salon. She later also joined the Canadian Authors Association Vancouver board and The Ontario Poetry Society. Joyce has been a trustee, judge and reviewer for national book awards and a contributing writer to Arts Alive magazine. Her words are etched into glass at the Lynn Valley library. Her writing has been published in over thirty group anthologies, winning both prose and poetry awards. Her first poetry book “Fragments: A Poetry Mosaic” was published in 2021. Twelve winning poems are included in this collection. In the Fall this book will be included in the North Shore Libraries local authors collection. It is included in the CAA member book. A Review of this poetry collection is in the “Canadian Poetry Review”. On Sunday November 6th from 2-4pm there will be a book launch at the University Women’s Club at at Hycroft. ( www.uwcvancouver.ca ) As a visual artist Joyce is a member of the North Shore Artists Guild, the International Watercolour Society, Watercolour Studio North Shore and the Hycroft painters. Her work was used to illustrate two anthologies. She exhibits locally and internationally. All images in this book are of Joyce’s original paintings. www.nsartists.ca/joycegoodwin As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ehpoetrypodcast/message
Meeting Anne Shirley by Vilma Blenman
02-09-2022
Meeting Anne Shirley by Vilma Blenman
Vilma Blenman is a Jamaican-Canadian poet, a registered psychotherapist, a teacher and a mother of two millennials. She considers her poems dispatches from the diaspora where she’s both observer and participant on issues of race, identity formation, Black history and the wonder of landscapes that speak to the soul. Vilma published her chapbook, "First Flight" in 2013 and since then had poems and prose pieces in the Canadian best seller anthology series, “Hot Apple Cider,” published by That’s Life! Communications. She was recently published in "Ekstasis" and is a contributing poet to the Toronto Crossings Arts Exhibition, 2022. A two-time winner of the WCDR (Writers Community of Durham Region) Slam Poetry Competition, Vilma also taught at-risk youth to write and perform poetry for an annual community Poetry Café at a local high school where she also co-edited two publications of student-writing. She has performed at Black History month venues and fund-raiser events in the Greater Toronto Area and is a regular poet on the podium at her local church. This spring she led workshops with teens on the power of poetry to process grief and loss. Vilma lives with her family in Pickering, Ontario. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ehpoetrypodcast/message
Childhood Tongue by Daniel G. Scott
24-08-2022
Childhood Tongue by Daniel G. Scott
Daniel G Scott, has just released Travels with Athóma (Aeolus House) and has previously published Aftertime (2019) and Voicing Suicide (2020), an anthology of suicide poems he edited, as well as [klee-shays] undone, volume one (2020). His other publications include four books of poetry, three chapbooks and individual poems in journals, anthologies and chapbooks as well as numerous academic publications. In 1984, he won a one-act playwriting competition in New Brunswick. He is past Artistic Director of Planet Earth Poetry and producer for Poets Caravan, and can say poetry has saved his life more than once. Here is the Poet's Caravan link I mentioned, a very cool project by Planet Earth Poetry that highlights the rich cultural landscape of Southern Vancouver Island. Each poet is represented by a pin on Google Earth of a spot meaningful to them – somewhere they like to do their writing or find particularly inspiring. As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ehpoetrypodcast/message
Screw by James Pollock
19-08-2022
Screw by James Pollock
James Pollock’s most recent book of poems is Durable Goods (Véhicule Press/Signal Editions, 2022). He is also the author of Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press, 2012), a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry, and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2012), a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. He is also editor of The Essential Daryl Hine (The Porcupine’s Quill), which made The Partisan‘s list of the best books of 2015. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, AGNI, Plume, The Walrus, and many other journals. They have also won the Manchester Poetry Prize, the Magma Editors’ Prize, and the Guy Owen Prize from Southern Poetry Review, and have been reprinted in anthologies in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. He is Professor of English at Loras College, and lives with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin. Follow him at www.jamespollock.org, where you can subscribe to his blog about poetics, called The Art of Poetry Blog. You can follow along with James on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram And follow Véhicule Press on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook As always, we would love to hear from you. Have you tried sending me a message on the Eh Poetry Podcast page yet? Either way, we would like to reward you for checking out these episode notes with a special limited time coupon for 15% off your next purchase of Mary's Brigadeiro's amazing chocolate, simply use the code "ehpoetrypodcast" on the checkout page of your order. If you are a poet in Canada and are interested in hearing your poem on Eh Poetry, please feel free to send me an email: jason.e.coombs[at]gmail[dot]com Eh Poetry Podcast Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ehpoetrypodcast/message