I’m fumigating at the moment (fleas, sowbugs, clothing moths). Akin to moving, only you move right back in to the same apartment. This is why I missed Lisa Robertson and Eileen Myles read at the charles h. scott gallery on Saturday, which I'm certain was all kinds of woman rock star writer awesomeness.
Over the summer, I attended, and briefly read at, the west coast diagonal zine fair, a hopefully inaugural event featuring these BC-based zines and chapbooks. I plan an overview of BC literary publications for a future post, but for now I'd like to call your attention to Perro Verlag Books by Artists, a Mayne Island, BC-based small press that puts out beautiful objets d'arte, including the devilishly good Hell Passport series. Perro Verlag has published such multidisciplinary poet/writer/artists as derek beaulieu, Donato Mancini, Sally Ireland and Billy Mavreas.
I also picked up a wee zine thing entitled Kittenclops (Volume 0 - Issue 0)--for obvious reasons--from the nice fellow selling the Perro Verlag books. Kittenclops was put out in 2007 by Winged Moose press and features drawings by artists Terry Plummer, Jason McLean, Luke Ramsey & Owen Plummer and Wesley Mulvin. There is virtually no information on Winged Press online, and I suspect that's how they like it.
It may be preferable to close the lid/shut off the screen and fondle the page, while we still can. Alternately, draw your own poem.
Nikki Reimer is the author of one book of poetry, [sic]. She lives in Vancouver and is a member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective.