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Ashes, Paper & Beans
Fredericton’s Writing & Art Show

Tuesday, 7-8 pm, Atlantic Time
on with host Joe Blades

Our current year's programming: ashespaperandbeans.htm

Past programming: APB 2001, APB 2002, APB 2003, APB 2004, APB 2005, APB 2006APB 2007APB 2008.

Our programming history, 2002:

31 December 2002. Recording of Christian Bök reading the title poem “Eunoia” from his book Eunoia (Coach House Books) Griffin Poetry Prize 2002 winning Canadian poetry book.

30 December 2002. Rebroadcast of 24 December 2002 episode

24 December 2002. Reading of Clement C. Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas”. Children’s storyteller Paul Wing with the story “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Robert L. May and George Kleinsinger (RCA). “Good Girl” by The Carol Richie Band. “Twelve Days of Christmas” by Bob & Doug McKenzie. Boris Karloff reading Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PolyGram). Radio Free Vestibule with “Christmas on Acid”. From Maine, “Lobstah for Santa” by Jimmy Barnes

23 December 2002. Rebroadcast of 17 December 2002 episode

17 December 2002. From The World of FGS (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux. 2002) CD sampler: Introduction by Jonathan Galassi, President, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux; Jeffery Eugenides reading from Middlesex; Alice McDermott reading from Child of my Heart; Richard Powers reading from The Time of Our Singing; and Letty Cottin Pogrebin reading from Three Daughters. Joe Blades reading three of his poems: “Winter Solstice” from River Suite (Insomniac Press, 1998), “Listen” and “Light” from his chapbook Solstice (SpareTime Editions, 1994). Three poems from the CD spoken broken (Broken Pencil & Wired on Words, 2002): “Sound Poem” by Fluffy Pagan Echoes, “Of Glory in the Flower” by Terrance Cox, and “This is for the Night People” by Ralph Alphonso. Montreal poet Hugh Hazelton reading “communiqué” and “Emergency” from the forthcoming book/CD antimatter (Broken Jaw Press, 2003).

16 December 2002. Rebroadcast of 10 December 2002 episode

10 December 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau. “The Birds” by Fortner Anderson. Poet matt robinson discussing his first book A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac Press, 2001) and his recent book How We Play At It: A List (ECW Press, 2002)

9 December 2002. Rebroadcast of 3 December 2002 episode

3 December 2002. Alix Olson with the title poem from her CD built like that (feed the fire productions, 2001). Colleen Wagner introduction by Ross Leckie; Colleen Wagner reading from the play & screenplay of The Monument, and the opening monologue from The Morning Bird. Joe Blades reading the invitation to participate in upcoming the poetry and art exhibition Outspoken Art/Arte Claro @ St Thomas University, Fredericton. Excerpts from Denise DeMoura’s 28 Nov 2002 reading @ Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, with poems from Break the Silence (Broken Jaw, 2002) & Summer 2002 Celebration (Hitching Poet Press, 2002).

2 December 2002. Rebroadcast of 26 November 2002 episode

26 November 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau. “Medley: Elvis Presley/The Unknown Trucker/What the Poem Wants” by Jeanette Lynes from the CD The Electronic Poetry Show (Poeticus Inc, 2001). Interview with Denise Demoura, the Poet Hitch Hiker, from Halifax NS, author of Break the Silence (Broken Jaw, 2002). “Chic Alors!” by Alex Boutros & Kaarla Sunderström from ribsauce: a cd/anthology of words by women (Montréal: Véhicule Press & Wired on Words), anthology edited by Taien Ng-Chan, CD edited by Alex Boutros & Kaarla Sunderström. Discussion of upcoming readings and art events, and of The Neo-Comintern Magazine’s Fredericton issue. Recording of Christian Bök reading from Chapters A and U of Eunoia (Coach House Books) Griffin Prize 2002 winning Canadian poetry book.

25 November 2002. Rebroadcast of 8 October 2002 episode

19 November 2002. Four tracks from the book/CD Sea Peach (Conundrum Press & Wired on Words, 2002) by Montreal author Catherine Kidd & Jack Beetz – “Downward Facing Dog”, “A Big Fat Man”, “The Walking Man”, “Global Warming”. “Crow Fusion” by Sheri-d Wilson, “I Started to get Sick in New York” by Ian Stephens, and “Letters from the Ice Age (live)” by Ian Ferrier from the CD spoken broken (Broken Pencil & Wired on Words, 2002). “9th & Henepen” by Tom Waits from Rain Dogs (Island).

18 November 2002. Rebroadcast of 12 November 2002 episode

12 November 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau. “West of an Idea/Hlinka Guard” by Swifty Lazarus. Today’s guests are poet/editors Joel Katelnikoff of The Neo-Comintern Magazine and QWERTY, Brecken Hancock of Backyard Ashes, and Dan Naccarato of QWERTY.

11 November 2002. Rebroadcast of 5 November 2002 episode

5 November 2002. Recorded interview with John Terpstra, author of Falling into Place (Gaspereau Press, 2002). Minute of silence for Remembrance Day. Interview with dawn roberts anderson, scriptwriter/director/producer of Neverville: Population 101 (LunaSea Films, 2002), on her film and on the 2002 Tidal Wave Film Festival.

4 November 2002. Rebroadcast of 29 October 2002 episode

29 October 2002. “Lure” by Judy MacInnes Jr. Interview with poet kathy mac shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry 2002 for her book Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth (Roseway Publishing). “Sea Peach” by Catherine Kidd. Guest co-host Ian LeTourneau discusses Don MacKay’s book Vis à Vis: Fieldnotes on Poetry and Wilderness (Gaspereau Press) shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction 2002. Winnipeg poet Catherine Hunter with “The Electric Daughter” from her CD Rush Hour (Cyclops Press)

28 October 2002. Rebroadcast of 22 October 2002 episode

22 October 2002. Eric Anderson reads Jack Kerouac’s “The Brooklyn Bridge Blues (Chorus 10)”. Andrew Titus discusses and reads from his new novel Sweet Mother Prophesy (Broken Jaw, 2002) and band Ink Sheds Blood. Mark Anthony Jarman reading two excerpts from Ireland’s Eye (House of Anansi Press Inc., 2002)

21 October 2002. Rebroadcast of 15 October 2002 episode

15 October 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau. Fred Cogswell reading three poems: “Watching These Two”, “The Beauty of Broken Teeth”, “The Sheet” from Starpeople. Michael deBeyer discusses and reads from his brand-new first poetry book Rural Night Catalogue (Gaspereau Press), and the Alden Nowlan Literary Festival 2002. Andrew Titus reading “Something close to an End” from Sweet Mother Prophesy (Broken Jaw, 2002)

14 October 2002. Rebroadcast of 8 October 2002 episode

8 October 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau. The poem “I Moved to Burlington in My Sleep” by John Terpstra. New UNB MA students, poets jennifer bronson and sheri benning: sheri is starting up a chapbook press with tim lilburn and others; jennifer already makes her own chapbooks. “Martha Stewart’s Wreathe” by poet Jeanette Lynes.

7 October 2002. Rebroadcast of 1 October 2002 episode

1 October 2002. LA TheatreWorks Audio Theatre Collection Sampler – excerpts from Earth and Sky by Douglas Post, Are you Now or Have You Ever Been? by Eric Bentley, The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney, Ruby McCollum by Ron Milner with Steve Albrezzi; from New York, Alix Olson – “Built Like That”, “Deadbeat Daddy”, “America’s on Sale”; Jeffery Eugenides reading from Middlesex (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux); Winnipeg poet Catherine Hunter from her CD Rush Hour (Cyclops Press)

30 September 2002. Rebroadcast of 24 September 2002 episode

24 September 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau. Recordings of four poets: ahdri zhina mandiela – “before madness comes”; Molly Peacock – “Food for Thought”, “Throwing Our Old Clothes”, “Seeing a Basket of Lobelia the Colour of an Bathrobe”; John B. Lee – “If I were a Nation Innocent of War”, “My Cousin Sings of Wood”, “I want to be the Poet of your Kneecaps”; Michael Lalley – “Where Do We Belong”

23 September 2002. Rebroadcast of 17 September 2002 episode

17 September 2002. AME109 – “Technologically Inclined Writers”, “Open Mic/Elated Narrative Outro”; Silas House reading from his novel A Parchment of Leaves (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2002); storyteller/folksinger Utah Phillips – “Natural Resources”, “Oatmeal”, “The Moscow Hold”; Andrew Titus reading from his new novel Sweet Mother Prophesy (Broken Jaw, 2002)

16 September 2002. Rebroadcast of 10 September 2002 episode

10 September 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau. “Wide World of Novel Writing” by Monty Python; interview with University of New Brunswick-The Canada Council for the Arts 2002-2003 Writer-in-Residence Anne Simpson; “wuns I saw it raining frogs” by bill bissett

9 September 2002. Rebroadcast of 13 August 2002 episode

2 September 2002. Rebroadcast of 27 August 2002 episode

27 August 2002. George Singleton reading an excerpt from The Half-Mammals of Dixie (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2002); Toronto novelist Pricilla Uppal reading from The Divine Economy of Salvation; by request, Lawrence Ferlinghetti with two poems “Autobiography”, “Statue of St. Francis”

26 August 2002. Rebroadcast of 20 August 2002 episode

20 August 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau; AME109 “I Wish I Could Quit My Day Job”; “A Great Actor” Monty Python; selections from the book+CD anthology Poetry Speaks (Sourcebook MediaFusion, 2001) by Wallace Stevens – “Not Ideas About the Thing But the Thing Itself”, “Bantams in Pine Woods”, William Carlos Williams – “Queen-Anne’s-Lace”, “To Elsie”, “The Red Wheelbarrow”, Ezra Pound – “Cantico Del Sole”, “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley II, IV, and V”, “XLV from The Cantos” with introductions to all three poets narrated by Charles Osgood; Corrado Paina “Canary Wharf”; Judy MacInnes Jr poems “Luv Junket” (performed by Kinney Starr) & “Hairdo Lady” (performed by Judy MacInnes Jr and Andrew McEvoy); Ian Ferrier “Exploding Head Man”

19 August 2002. Rebroadcast of 6 August 2002 episode

13 August 2002. Richard Hell reading from his novel Go Now; Acadie Rock by Guy Arsenault + Zero°Celsius (Les Editions Perce-neige); plus, by request, Leonard Cohen, “Democracy”

12 August 2002. Rebroadcast of 6 August 2002 episode

6 August 2002. feature CD, The Electronic Poetry Show (Poeticus Inc, 2001) – all poets from Nova Scotia! – “The Poetry Café”, “Pleasure Island”, “The Café Cowboy”, “Desolate”, “Into the Dust” by David Rimmington; “The Performance” by Dave Chiasson; “Elvis Presley/The Unknown Trucker/What the Poem Wants”, “Canada by Accident”, “Martha Stewart’s Wreathe” by Jeanette Lynes; “Fat Lady Medley” by John Barger; “The Leap”, “Vision of Steel”, “Beautiful, Unpredictable and Bold”, “Vague As Violent Thoughts And Longings”, “To My Magnolia Blossom” by Meg Baird; and Phil Thompson (reading “30/20 Vision”, “Old Charley Leaves The Tavern”, “Scott Free”, “The Parting”, “Riding Before The Storm”, “Wingbeat Eyes of God”, “Tall Timber”, “Vasectomy”, “Embers”, “Surfer” from his book All the Other Phil Thompsons Are Dead (Broken Jaw Press, 1999). Plus a song for Hiroshima Day: Joni Mitchell with “The Fiddle and the Drum”

5 August 2002. Rebroadcast of 30 July 2002 episode

30 July 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau; Playwrights Colleen Wagner, Jeremy Gorman, Stephen Atkinson, and Len Falkenstein discussing the inaugural NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival (nbActs) in Fredericton NB. Brief script readings by Jeremy Gorman from his short play “Opportunity Knocks”, and Colleen Wagner reading the opening monologue from her play “The Morning Bird”. AME109 “I Wish I Could Quit My Day Job”

29 July 2002. Rebroadcast of 23 July 2002 episode

26 July 2002. 3-5 pm, special broadcast: Highland Ashes, Paper & Beans – Scottish Poetry Plus
Contemporary poets: Ian Stephen reading the suite of poems “Dry Ground”, “Satellite Stone Circle”, “Calanais”, “Stonebergs” and “Kinloch” from Calanais (an Lanntair, 1995); Christina De Lucas with “Wife in ston”, “Gyaain fur da mylk” and “Paet wark” from her cassette Voes & Sounds (The Shetland Library, 1994); Ken Cadwallender “Me & the racist next door”, Mike Dillon & Maggie Jamieson “Rat in a Raincoat”, Maggie Jamieson “Boiling point”, “Frankly speaking”, “Only a mote in an eye” and “Dream your dreams away”, Ken Nelson “In Edinbra in spring”, “Lang toon shore”, “Sisyphus released” and “Duddington Loch at dusk”, and Janet Paisley “Sandra: In all innocence”, “Don’t say you love me daddy” and “Seriously though” – all from Poetry plus (Edinburgh Writers’ Assoc., 1995); John Cairney’s The Robert Burns Story (Rel Records); Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster with the title track from her CD In My Hands (WEA, 1999) and author Alistair MacLeod reading from his award-winning novel No Great Mischief (M&S, 2000); “Road Rage” by the band Tartan Amoebas (Iona, 1995) and ending with “A Scottish Farewell” by Monty Python (1980)

23 July 2002. Photographer Chris Giles discussing his recent exhibition/installation “EMOH: gone to 66 cliffe street” (@ Gallery Connexion, Fredericton), the SilverFish Photography Collective & their group show “Portraits” (@ Gallery 78, Fredericton). Plus “Poetry Cafe” by David Rimmington from Halifax

22 July 2002. Rebroadcast of 25 June 2002 episode

16 July 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau; Jo-Anne Elder discussing the art of translation and ellipse: writers in translation magazine’s recent move to Fredericton from the Université de Sherbrooke

15 July 2002: Rebroadcast of 9 July 2002 episode

9 July 2002. Feature from the 15 June 2002 book launch reading for Boreal: Antologia de Poesia Latinoamericana en Canadá (Ottawa: Verbum Veritas/La Cita Trunca, 2002) edited by Liciano P. Dias and Jorge Etcheverry, hosted by emcee Hugh Hazelton @ Open City, Montreal; AME109 “I Wish I Could Quit My Day Job”; Stuart Ross & Mark Laba from their poetry cassette Preacher Explodes During Sermon (Proper Tales/Underwhich Editions, 1988)

8 July 2002. Rebroadcast of 4 June 2002 episode

2 July 2002. With guest co-host Ian LeTourneau: Rhona Sawlor discussing Maritime Writers’ Workshop 2002; AME109’s “Open Mic/Elated Narrative Outro”; UNB tribute to Dr. Fred Cogswell; “Crows II” by Geode Poetry & Music; selections from the book+CD anthology Poetry Speaks (Sourcebook MediaFusion, 2001) by Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath and Dylan Thomas

1 July 2002. Rebroadcast of 25 June 2002 episode

25 June 2002. Profile of bill bissett’s poetry CD rainbow mewsik (Red Deer Press, 2001), two poem tracks from Sweet Taste of Lightning by Sheri-D Wilson; Lem Snow’s “When Summer Comes”; Ralph’s “This Dominion”; Hélêne Monette, “Heure de pointe”, and Swifty Lazarus (Todd Swift + Tom Walsh) “History is Dead (Read My Lips)” from Millenium Cabaret (Wired on Words); Fortner Anderson’s “The Night Sky”; Zaffi Gousopoulos’s “Queen of Canada”; Bif Naked’s “Canadians”

24 June 2002. Rebroadcast of 18 June 2002 episode

18 June 2002. AME109 “Homage”; guests Ian LeTourneau and Mark Anthony Jarman discussing the anthology+CD Why I Sing the Blues (Smoking Lung, 2001) with two cuts from the CD “Tattoos and Cigarettes” & “Virginia Woolf Sings the Blues”, Mark’s forthcoming book Ireland’s Eye (House of Anansi Press Inc, 2002), his Prism international magazine & National Magazine Awards; plus the Tom Waits’ song “Another Man’s Vine” off Blood Money

17 June 2002. Rebroadcast of 11 June 2002 episode

11 June 2002. David Rimmington interviews poet Denise DeMoura on her new book Break the Silence (Broken Jaw Press, 2002) from his programme The Poetry Show (Halifax NS, CKDU) episode of 29 May 2002; excerpts from book+CD anthology Poetry Speaks (Sourcebook MediaFusion, 2001) – William B Yeats “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”, “Coole Park and Ballylee, 1931”, and Allen Ginsberg reading “A Supermarket in California”; three works from St Catherines, Ontario’s AME109’s new CD Elated Narrative Integration – “Kwestian and Anne Sir Session”, “Elated Narrative Intro”, “The Vision”; Audiobooks sampler excerpt from a BBC full cast reading of Lord of the Rings (Random House Audio)

10 June 2002. Rebroadcast of 4 June 2002 episode

4 June 2002. Joe Blades & Ian LeTourneau discussing the Griffin Prize 2002 winning Canadian book, Eunoia (Coach House Books) by Christian Bök, with recordings of poems from previous publications by Erin Moure & Christian Bök

3 June 2002. Rebroadcast of 28 May 2002 episode

28 May 2002. New Adeena Karasick videopoem “Belles L’êtres”, Michael Crummey, Tonya Marie Evans – laywer by day, poet by night. Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Walt Whitman, from the CD/book Poetry Speaks (Sourcebook MediaFusion, 2001), Griffin Awards 2002 shortlist, General Publishing/General Distribution Services situation/crisis.

21 May 2002. “The State of the Arts in Fredericton” with Dan Gleason, moderator, and panelists George Fry, Marie Maltais, Suzanne Hill (recorded 9 May at Gallery Connexion), Motorhead “Serial Killer”, CHSR’s Wasted Tape “Smiley’s Laundry Detergent”, Hugh Hazelton “Emergency”, Radio Free Vestibule “I Don’t Want to Go to Toronto”

14 May 2002. Jello Biafra “The Big Ka-Boom, part one” Emergency Spoken Word Album #6.5 (Alternative Tentacles); selections from the 2nd Dialogue through Poetry Reading @ St Thomas University, Fredericton (recorded 21 March 2002); Michel Faber discussing & reading from his forthcoming novel The Crimsom Petal and the White (Harcourt)

7 May 2002. Selections from the 2nd Dialogue through Poetry reading @ St Thomas University, Fredericton (recorded 21 March 2002) plus CHSR’s Wasted Tape comedy with “Mr Tinsdale Reads a Book”, reg e. gaines, ani difranco “Tip-Toe”, King Missile “Detachable Penis”, Tonya Marie Evans, Adeena Karasick, Judy MacInnes Jr, debbie young

30 April 2002. Rebroadcast of 13 Nov 2001 episode: Guillermo Verdecchia’s Wireless Graffitti (Vancouver Co-op Radio) radio play The Terrible but Incomplete Journals of John D. (Rumble Productions, 1998); and Robert Kroetsch reading poetry from The Hornbooks of Rita K. (University of Alberta Press, 2001)

23 April 2002. Canada Book Day: live MA grad student poets in the studio! Ian LeTourneau, Holly Luhning, and Triny Finlay

16 April 2002. 4th Annual Christina Sabat Memorial lecture (recorded 28 Feb 2002 @ the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton): Heather Menzies, “My Mother’s Things: Or, Taking a stand in the Digital New World Order”

9 April 2002: Prempted by CHSR Special Programming, 8-9 April: “Politics of Food”

2 April 2002: John Joe English “Casey Taking the Census”. QWERTY magazine Spring 2002 issue contributing authors & editors live: Ian LeTourneau, Dan Naccarato, John Lofranco & Greg Betchel. Recording of Nela Rio and Hugh Hazelton reading @ the 22 March 2002 book launch for Cuerpo amado/Beloved Body (Broken Jaw Press, 2002). Alix Olson “Deadbeat Daddy”

26 March 2002: Joe Blades interview with Sue Goyette and her reading an excerpt from her novel Lures (HarperFlamingoCanada); three classics by Monty Python – “Novel Writing”, “Word Association” & “Oscar Wilde and Friends”; St Thomas University Spanish Theatre Group reading “Un Paso de Madrigada” by Mexican playwright Emilio Carbalido; Newfoundlander Ted Russell with “Geese”; Utah Phillips & ani difranco with “Natural Resources”

19 March 2002: Seán Virgo’s short story “The Boar Hunt” (part two) from Virgo Out Loud (Cyclops Press, 1999), The Waterboys’ version of “The Stolen Child” by W.B. Yeats, Tommy Makem poem

12 March 2002: Mary Elizabeth Grace from Bootlegging Apples on the Road to Redemption (Insomniac Press), Seán Virgo’s short story “The Boar Hunt” (part one) from Virgo Out Loud (Cyclops Press, 1999) ...

5 March 2002: International Women’s Week poetry feature: Barbara Lynch, Kathy Acker, ani difranco, Lydia Lunch & Exene Cervenka, Jill Battson, Jean Smith, Patricia Smith, Emily S. Downing, Dee Smith, Cin Salach & Sheila Donahue, Meryn Cadell, Buffy Bonanza, Golda Freid, Katherine Kidd, Jeanette Lynes, Penn Kemp, Bif Naked, ahdri zhina mandiela

26 Feb 2002: Robert Priest “Hey Ugly”, “Sayings”. Black History Month feature: reg e. gaines “Berlin Suite”, DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid “The Nerd”, Amiri Baraka ”The X is Black (Spike Lie)”, Michael Warr “Malcolm is ’bout more than Wearing a Hat”, Christopher Stewart “Beat the Drum”, Ruth Forman “Stoplight Politics”, Lauren “Run Free”, Gil Scott-Heron “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, Shafiq “Message to the People”, Clifton Joseph “Survival (in the City)”, Michael St. George “Anti-Ageist Rage”, Lillian Allen “Limbo Dancer”

19 Feb 2002: Black History Month feature: George Elliott Clarke reading poems from the cassette Lush Dreams, Blue Exiles (Pottersfield Soundtracks), Spearhead w/ “Hole in the Bucket”, Soothsayer “Modern Issues”, Saukrates “Can’t Touch Us”, Patricia Smith “Undertaker”, The Last Poets “Jazzoetry”, debbie young “Ain’t I a Woman in Dub”, Tracie Morris “Project Princess”, Amiri Baraka ”The X is Black (Spike Lie)”, Saul Williams as “Ray” in the movie SLAM with “Sha-Clack-Clack”. Radio Free Vestibule with “I Don’t Want to Go to Toronto”

12 Feb 2002: Jeanette Lynes with her essay “Pomo Feminist O(pen)ings”. Black History Month feature: reg e. gaines “Cab (I Just Wanna Catch a Cab)”, Pocket Dwellers “N.I.Gel Freestyle”, Clifton Joseph “Survival (in the City)”, The Last Poets “Bird’s Word” “The Time Has Come” “Panther”, Lillian Allen “Riddim an’ Hardtimes”

5 Feb 2002: Book excerpts by David Grossman and Susan Sontag from The World of FSG: Fall 2001 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) audio cassette sampler. Winnipeg poet/publisher Clive Holden with “Transcona” from the CD Trains of Winnipeg (Cyclops Press/Endearing Records, 2000), Ted Russell with “Stealin’ the Holes”. Black History Month feature: reg e. gaines “Everybody”, Maxine Tynes reading from Borrowed Beauty (Potterfield Soundtracks); ahdri zhina mandiela, “Dark Diaspora” from Step Into My Head (bushooman rag, 1995)

29 Jan 2002: Fiction by Jim Crace, Marley Youmans, Jonathan Franzen and Sigrid Nunez from The World of FSG: Fall 2001 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) audio cassette sampler. Winnipeg poet Catherine Hunter w/ the title track from her CD Rush Hour (Cyclops Press). Montreal’s Fortner Anderson with the title track from his CD Sometimes I Think (Wired on Words) comedy with “The Chopper” by Newfoundland’s Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.

22 Jan 2002: Bobby Murray with “Rolling Around in the Night”, his telling of Robert Burns’ “Tam O’Shanter”. Seán Virgo’s story “Delivered By Hand” from Virgo Out Loud(Cyclops Press, 1999). Readings of poems by Edward Elgar “Elegy”, W.N. Hodgson “I Before Action”, Rupert Brooke “The Soldier”, Wilfred Owen “Futility”, John McCrae “In Flanders Fields” – from Lest We Forget (The British Line/Warner, 1995). Poems/spoken word selections by Adeena Karasick, Judy MacInnes Jr, Kaarla Sunderström & Alex Boutros, from ribsauce: a cd/anthology of words by women (Montréal: Véhicule Press & Wired on Words)

15 Jan 2002: Joe Blades in discussion with poet George Elliott Clarke and poet/publisher Andrew Steeves. Excerpts from Lisa Lerner’s first novel Just Like Beauty and Sarah Willis’ The Rehersal – from The World of FSG: Fall 2001 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux) audio cassette sampler. Winnipeg poet/publisher Clive Holden from his recent CD Trains of Winnipeg (Cyclops Press/Endearing Records, 2000)

8 Jan 2002: Excerpts of the books The Englishman’s Daughter by Men Macintyre, Haussmann, or the Distinction by Paul LaFarge, and The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer, all recordings from The World of FSG: Fall 2001 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux) audio cassette sampler. Winnipeg poet/publisher Clive Holden from his CD Trains of Winnipeg (Cyclops Press / Endearing Records, 2000) and, from Toronto, selections from ahdri zhina mandiela’s CD Step Into My Head (bushooman rag, 1995) ...

1 Jan 2002: Children’s storyteller Paul Wing with the story “Rudolph’s Second Christmas” by Robert L. May. The new CD Free Soil: The Poetry of Rudyard Fearon (RWF Publishing). Reading by University of New Brunswick Writer-in-Residence, poet John Steffler.