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Ashes, Paper & Beans
Poetry & Writing

Tuesday, 7–8 pm, Atlantic Time.


with host Joe Blades

Our current year's programming: ashespaperandbeans.htm

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


Our 2005 program history:
27 Dec, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

20 Dec, 7–8 pm. Christian Bök reading from his Griffin Poetry Prize-winner Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001).

13 Dec, 7–8 pm. “[longstoryshort]” by Sekou Sundiata. “Aqua Libra” by Paulo da Costa. Meryn Cadell: “Spelling Bee” and “The Sweater”. “Berlin Suite” by reg e. gaines. “Je vas vendre mon chasse-neige / Sellin' My Snow Blowin' Machine” by Beverly Matherne. “This is for the Night People” by Ralph Alfonso.

6 Dec, 7–8 pm. “Pleasant Troubles” by Paulo da Costa. “Ghetto Defendant” by Allen Ginsberg & The Clash. “Freya's wedding” and “Deck the Halls (with skulls of Saxons)” by Lord Torvald Torgarson. “Abattoir” by Leanne Averbach. From Intertwine event by Robert Dickson & Lola Lemire Tostevin. “Bring Me Brave” by Mary Elizabeth Grace. “No Anchovies, Please” by the J. Giles Band.

29 Nov, 7–8 pm. Live interview with Lynn Davies concerning the launch of her latest poetry book, Where Sound Pools (Goose Lane Editions). Marc Lemyre: "Au nom des amis de Luis", "Recherche d'emploi", "Ballon de fou", "Porno et honnêteté", "Escusez-moi madame", "Les files blé d'indue". Prerecorded interview with Beth Powning concerning her recent book, Edge Seasons (Knopf Canada). "Elvestette az olán leány a Kecskéjét" by Kálmám Balogh and Méta.

22 Nov, 7–8 pm. Paulo da Costa, from “Notas de Rodapé”. Live interview with Newfoundland writer Michael Crummey, author of River Thieves and The Wreckage (Doubleday Canada). Marc Lemyre: "À la radio", "Souivent la nuit", "En me donnant la grippe", "Orange normal", "Le Printemps". “Detachable Penis” by King Missile. Leannne Averbach, “Opening”.

15 Nov, 7–8 pm. “What if” by King Missile. Intertwine by Hugh Hazelton and Nela Rio. “Memory of the Dead (Land and Liberty)” by Zach de la Rocha. “All she wrote” by John Stiles. “Big Joe and Phantom 309” by Tom Waits. “Vive le (for Henri Chopin)” by Paul Dutton.

8 Nov, 7–8 pm. Jonathan Kaplansky & Hélène Rioux with "Take-Out" & "The Pleasure of Their Company". Marc Lemyre: "Toronto Love", "Regard océan", "L'ange à mitaines", "Rousselures", "À la radio". Paulo da Costa: "Roses, Lilacs and Chrysanthemums". Steve Sauvé with his poems “in the movies nobody has morning breath”, “clarion call (the geek poem)”, “xxx”, “batman”. Courtnay McFarlane: "Catharsis". Jean Smith: "The Dogs". Dasez Scott: "The Green".

1 Nov, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

25 Oct, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

18 Oct, 7–8 pm. Opening section from The Last Voyage of the Karluk. Nonfiction written by Captain Robert Bartlett. Read by Frank Holden.

11 Oct, 7–8 pm. From Lecture côte à Côte / Side by Side Reading @ Ancienne Résidence du gouverneur / Old Government House, Fredericton, NB, Lecture d’oeuvres de poésie et de traduction / A reading by authors and translators: emcee Jo-Anne Elder; Nela Rio & Hugh Hazelton; Serge Patrice Thibodeau & Jonathan Kaplansky; Lola Lemire Tostevin & Robert Dickson. Melissa Montgomery/CHSR interview with songwriter-performer Buck 65. One poem-electronique by marc lemyre: “l'ange à mitaines”.

4 Oct, 7–8 pm. From Lecture côte à Côte / Side by Side Reading @ Ancienne Résidence du gouverneur / Old Government House, Fredericton, NB, Lecture d’oeuvres de poésie et de traduction / A reading by authors and translators: emcee Jo-Anne Elder; Gwen Bear; Antonio D’Alfonso; Lynn Diamond + Jo-Anne Elder; Hélène Rioux + Jonathan Kaplansky; Nela Rio + Hugh Hazelton; Serge Patrice Thibodeau + Jonathan Kaplansky; Lola Lemire Tostevin + Robert Dickson. Two poems by lisa b.: “enduring freedom” and “graffiti baby”. Three by marc lemyre: “Y pleut”, “Assistance annuaire”, “Souvent la nuit”.

27 Sept, 7–8 pm. The Americans episode: Wiliam S. Burroughs from Naked Lunch. “Telephone Booth #905½” by Pedro Pietre. “Slot Machine” by Emily XYZ w/ Myers Barlett. “Spinning Till You Get Dizzy” by Patricia Smith. “Manchild” by Michael Warr. “I'm a Stranger Here Myself” by Cin Salach & Sheila Donahue. “Beat the Drum” by Christopher Stewart. “Democracy” by Leonard Cohen. “Sex Goddess of the Western Hemisphere” by Maggie Estep. “What if” by King Missile.

20 Sept, 7–8 pm. Gerard Beirne from his CD if it's words you’re after: “Elvis has Left the Building”, “Old Man of the Sea”, “Lady’s Day”, “Confitier”, “I Think of Jesus Often”, “I Wanted to Write About Ice”, “Drunk with Christ”, “Growing Old in a Palouse Wheat Field”. K-oS from “Follow Me”. “Lure” by Judy MacInnes Jr. “Sea Peach” by Catherine Kidd & Jack Beets. “Crow Fusion” by Sheri-D Wilson. “I stared to get sick in New York” Ian Stephens. “Letters from the Ice Age (live)” by Ian Ferrier (with Brian Highbloom).

13 Sept, 7–8 pm. “Ozymandias in his Pyjamas”, read by Deirdre Gillard-Rowlings, from Susan Rendell’s In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004).

6 Sept, 7–8 pm. “A Day at the Races”, read by Janis Spence, from Susan Rendell’s In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004). “Alien Nation Love” by Dub Trinity. “N.I.Gel Freestyle” by Pocket Dwellers.

30 Aug, 7–8 pm. “Periphal Vision” from Susan Rendell’s In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004). “Equilibrium” by NEeMA. Allen Kurzweil with an excerpt from his book Leon & the Champion Chip. “The Dogs” by Jean Smith. “I Am a Closet New Yorker” by Sheri-D Wilson. “Elvis has Left the Building” by Gerard Beirne.

23 Aug, 7–8 pm. “Ladies Wear”, read by Janis Spence, from Susan Rendell’s In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004). Gerard Beirne from his CD if it’s words you're after: “Cowl”, “Miscarriage”, “The Resurrection of Man”, “Walking on Water”, “A Man in Diapers”, “The Christ in Me”.

16 Aug, 7–8 pm. “Roses and Rationalsts”, read by Agnes Walsh, from Susan Rendell’s In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004). Two by Radio Free Vestibule: “The Car Alarm”, “Looking for a Job in Quebec”. Gerard Beirne from his cd if it’s words you're after: “Taking the Man from the Bog”, “Bringing Words Home”, “Umbilicus”, “It is Hard to be a Father”. Marc Spooner with “Leaky Faucet/The Laff” from Thursday Heroes: Live at Café Nostalgica (Université D’Ottawa GSAED).

9 August, 7–8 pm. “Light Years”, read by Joel Hynes, from Susan Rendell’s In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004). From Thursday Heroes: Live at Café Nostalgica (Université D’Ottawa GSAED): Ronnie Deschênes “Wail, Wail, Scream and Sail”, Kris Northy “Pulsenation”, Amanda Charlotte Earl “Drum Poem”, Steve Sauvé poems “Sweetest Marie”, Max Middle “(excerpt from) A Creation Song”, Krisy McKay “Canadian Hoochie Mamas”. Lillian Allen “Limbo Dancer”.

2 August, 7–8 pm. “The Way to Get Home”, read by Deidre Gillard-Rowlings, from Susan Rendell’s MP3 CD In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004). Excerpt from Criss Cross (Greenwillow Books) by Lynne Rae Perkins. Steve Sauvé poems “our song (i hate erasure)”, “in the movies nobody has morning breath”, and “clarion call (the geek poem)”.

26 July, 7–8 pm. The title story from Susan Rendell’s MP3 CD In the Chambers of the Sea (Rattling Books, 2004) read by Anita Best. Vancouver poet Wade Compton (music by Trevor Thompson) CD The Reinventing Wheel (Arsenal Pulp Press). Montreal poet Paula Belina with her mini-CD A Morsel: (Wired on Words, 2005): “turtle backs (p.e.i.)”, “us two giants”, “un morceau de milles-pattes”, “the magicians” and “dziag”. Steve Sauvé with his poem “evil twin”.

22 July, 7–8 pm. Special broadcast! Highland Ashes, Paper & Beans: Ian Stephen + music by Phil Cunningham: “Dry Ground”, “Satellite Stone Circle”, “Calanais”, “Stonebergs”, “Kinloch”. Christine De Luca, Poems in Shetland Dialect—“Viking landfall”, “Thule revisited”, “Wife in ston”, “Gyaain fur da mylk”, “Paet wark”, “Gyaain ta da eela”, “Private laand”, “Lonabrak at Littlure”, “Queer things, smiles”, “Tagidderness” “Dee an me”, “A baby’s smile”, “Brekken Beach, nort Yell”—from the cassette Voes & Sounds (The Shetland Library). 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”; Janet Paisley “Sandra: In all innocence”, “Don’t say you love me daddy” and “Seriously though”; John McCaughie “Jim sees double”, “Jim’s in two minds”, “Nights of cider & sherry” and “Yin summer”; Mike Dillon “A touch of the maternals”—from Poetry plus (Edinburgh Writers’ Assoc., 1995).

19 July, 7–8 pm. Susan Helwig interviews poet Malca Litovitz (from In Other Words, CKLN, Toronto, 24 January 1999). Malca Litovitz poem “At the Moonbean Cafe” read by Joe Blades. Excerpt from Car Trouble (Greenwillow Books) by Jeanne DuPrau. Montreal poet Paula Belina with “the magicians” and “dziag”. Radio Free Vestibule with “Kevin and God”.

12 July, 7–8 pm. Susan Rendell story “When I Was a Dog” read by Agnes Walsh. Steve Sauvé with his poems “in the movies nobody has morning breath”, “clarion call (the geek poem)”, “xxx”, “batman”, and “best kind of something”. NEeMA with “Equlibrium”.

5 July, 7–8 pm. Susan Rendell story “In the Chambers of the Sea” read by Anita Best. Excerpt from The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch (Greenwillow Books) by Joseph Delaney, read by Brian Morris. NEeMA with “Equlibrium”.

28 June, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

21 June 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

14 June, 7–8 pm. Selections from Storming the Stage: 32 Author interviews (Literary Press Group of Canada, 2004): Divine Elemental by Raywat Deonandan, The True Names of Birds by Susan Goyette, (alive): Poems new and selected by Rhea Tregebov, The Dark Time of Angels by Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Lives of the Saints by Nino Ricci. Vince Tinguely’s poetry mini-CD flying under the radar (Wired on Words, 2005). NEeMA with “Equlibrium”. Max Middle with “(Excerpt from) A Creation Song”.

7 June, 7–8 pm. “Ragnarok almost Rolled” by Lord Torvald Torgarson. AME109 with “Open Mic/Elated Narrative Outro”. Radio Free Vestibule with “Froo Froo the Talking Cat”. Beverley Matherne with “A Blues Poem for Rosa Parks”. Paula Belina with “un morceau de milles-pattes”. Kristy McKay with “Canadian Hoochie Mamas”.

31 May, 7–8 pm. Broken Jaw Press Spring 2005 book launch: Joe Blades, emceee; introductory remarks by the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, the Hon. Herménégilde Chiasson; readings from Postcards from Ex-Lovers by Jo-Anne Elder, Impossible Landscapes by Tony Steele; and Let Rest by Serge Patrice Thibodeau (English translation by Jonathan Kaplansky). lisa b. with “Salvaged Music”, “Hope’s Bicycle” and “little girl found”. Catherine Kidd + Jack Beetz with “Happy the 3-legged Ghost Hampster”. “Circus” by Tom Waits.

24 May, 7–8 pm. NEeMA: “Ayu Woole”, “Equilibrium” and “Let it Go”. Jennifer Boire mini-CD Holding the Song (Wired on Words, 2005): “Purdah”, “Longing”, “Sun & Cloud”, “Holding the Song”, “Le cie est lourd”, “Goddess Dancing through Margie Gillis” and “Storehouse”. Fortner Anderson with “The Night Sky”, “The Birds” and “The Natural State of Man”. Erin May mini-CD remnants (Wired on Words, 2005): “Advert-eyes”, “Taking Apart”, “one tuesday afternoon in traffic (excerpt)” and “Simple Questions”. “Panther” and “The Time Has Come” by The Last Poets.

17 May, 7–8 pm. Ian Ferrier “Letters from the Ice Age,” “Exploding Head Man,” “This Fire.” Vince Tinguely’s mini-CD flying under the radar (Wired on Words, 2005): “Black Russian Bread,” “I am God,” “the critical cringe...”, “The Us-and-Them-athon,” “Do You Have Something A Little Less Totalitarian?” “Collateral Damage”. NEeMA: “Masi (Choukum),” and “Equilibrium”. Paula Belina from her mini-CD A Morsel: (Wired on Words, 2005): “turtle backs (p.e.i.)”, “us two giants”, and “un morceau de milles-pattes”. “Sea Peach” by Catherine Kidd + Jack Beets.

10 May, 7–8 pm. Excerpts from Rattapallax 12 CD: Andres Anwandter / Banda Sonora (1:04); Aaron Kiely / Poem (2:01); Ligia DarulL / Musth (0:43); Gertl Clagget / The Handicap (0:58); Tomas Harris / Mar Del Sol Naciente (0:44); Second2last / Wisdom (2:28); Michael Carman / You in Translation (l:l0); Raul Zurita / Inscripcion 15 (1:03); Julio Carrasco / Primavera en Bangladesh (1:26); Gladys Gonzalez / Barquitos De Papela (0:17), F.D. Reeve / The Government Calls Upon the Blue Cat to Make a Sacrifice (2:19); Nikolai Oleinikov (read by Eugene Ostashevsky) / In Service of Science (3:31); Andres Anwandter / Soundtrack (0:54); Aaron Kiely / Poem (0:31); Carl Hancock Rux / Ground (6:23). From Unheard of...Tupperware Sandpiper Spoken Word CD: Jocelne Verret - Memrancook; Rosanna Cuilla - Animal Gospel; Jen Lam - Rain; J. Dennie - Straight Ahead Jazz; Ian Ferrier - Sherrif Tequila & The Gringo; Tavis E. Triance - FM Station Medley; Victoria Stanton+Vincent Tinguely - Fever Clever Dress; Robert O'Neil - What’s Shakin’; Mark Kozub - Support the Poet, Exterminate the Hate.

3 May, 7–8 pm. Excerpts from Rattapallax 12 CD: Li-Young Lee / Echo and Shadow (2:27); Saul Williams / Talk to Strangers (2:41); Raúl Zurita / Bajo el río las estrellas (1:46); Patricia Spears Jones / Waiting for the Year of the Horse (0:55); LlGIA DABUL / Costume (0:28); LESEGO IRAMPOLOKENG / Heavyweight (3:28); IKE MBONENI MUILA / Jamming in My Mind (1:30); ISABELLA MOTADINYANE / One Leg In (0:47); ALLAN KOLSKI HORWITZ / Talk (1:14); LESEGO RAMPOLOKENG / Sebokeng Siege (4:33); IKE MBONENI MUILA / Mochochonono (2:13); ISABELLA MOTADINYANE / Slow Motion Brain Slide (0:48); AARON KIELY / Poem (1:14); TOMAS HARRIS / Argel (1:52); GLADYS GONZÁLEZ / La Chica Más Linda (0:12); DAVID CAMERON / Poems from Phobos (1:16); DOUGLAS GOETSCH / Waking My Mother (0:54); MICHELINY VERUNSCHK / Conto (0:43); GLADYS GONZÁLEZ / Esta Primavera (0:33); JULIO CARRASCO / Los Pensamientos se Acercan Sigilosamente (0:40); Patricia Spears Jones / Shroud (1:28); CID CAMPOS & AUGUSTO DE CAMPOS / O Que Quer Que (3:49); HAROLDO DE CAMPOS / Calças cor de Abobora (3:46); CID CAMPOS & JOAO BANDEIRA / Veio O Verbo (2:16); DAEL ORLANDERSMITH / New Language Born (2:34); DAVID CAMERON / Song in the Hallway (1:14); MICHAEL CARMAN / I Met Two Horses (0:56); GONZALO MILLÁN / La Ciudad N. 48 (2:22); GONZALO MILLÁN (read by RODRIGO ROJAS) / The City N. 48 (2:02); CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE / Fabrication (2:12). “Boreal Surreal III” by Mari-Lou Rowley.

28 April, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

26 April, 7–8 pm. “Eagle Song” by Terry Young and Michael (?). Imelda Perley, Maliseet storyteller. Heather Haley poems: “Song of the Shirt,” “Sara’s Svengali,” “If Wishes Had Bones,” “backroads/Long Road,” & “I’ve come a Long Way.” Katerie Akiwenzie-Damm poems: “My Wild Horses,” “Dry Season,” “Native Sexuality 101,” “the feast,” & “Love is Medicine.”

21 April, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

19 April, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

14 April, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

12 April, 7–8 pm. From the World Poetry Day reading, 21 March 2005 @ Gallery ConneXion, Fredericton, NB (José Luis Hoyos, Columbia, “A esos pies” read by Haydée Sainz. “A Postcard from the Volcano” by Wallace Stevens, USA, read by Hugh Thomas. David E.S.K. Gbongbor, Sierra Leone-Canada, with his poem “Africa! Oh Africa”. Poem by Kenji Miyazwa, Japan, read by Rita Chitose). “Forget Me Nots” by Nora D. Randall, performed by Jackie Crossland. “hope’s bicycle” and “little girl found” by lisa b. “dry season” and “native sexuality 101” by Katerie Akiwenzie-Damm. “Circus” by Tom Waits.

7 April, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

5 April, 7–8 pm. “The Wedding” by Jackie Crossland. Fredericton Readings News & Next on APB, by Joe Blades. From the World Poetry Day reading, 21 March 2005 @ Gallery ConneXion, Fredericton, NB (Emcee, Haydée Sainz. “Night at Noon” by Kenneth Ubani, Lagos, Nigeria, read by Anne Lebans. “Happy New Year” by Farideh, Vancouver, Iran-Canada, read by Colin Banks. “Esta guerra no es mía” by Marta Zabaleta, Argentina-England, read by Jamie Korgemaa. “Swing” by Vernyce Dannells, Honolulu, USA, read by Kysha Bérubé. Nela Rio thank you to students. Candace Agnew, Canada, “Nothing”. Jennifer Hovey, Canada, “Vitrine of My Mind”. “Entre as hienas” by José Geraldo Neres, Sao Paulo, Brazil, read by Candace Agnew. Carlos Morales, El Salvador-Canada, “Por los recuerdos . . .” (read versions in Spanish, French & English). Jo-Anne Elder, Canada, “Phantom Languages”. Nela Rio, Argentine-Canada, “Unánime cuerpo”. Biff Mitchell, Canada, “arrival”. Misael Abreus Yanes, Cuba-Canada, “Distancia”. Joe Blades, Canada, “in the days after”.) Show extro, Joe Blades. “1st Relevation” Mari-Lou Rowley.

31 March, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of of a previous episode.

29 March, 7–8 pm. From Bytes Alive! Read an eBook Week—Nela Rio reading from During Nights that Undress Other Nights and Sustaining the Gaze, Kellie Underhill reading her short story “The Lost” (recorded @ Fredericton Public Library, 9 March 2005). Tom Waits” version of “Big Joe and Phantom 309” (words and music by Tommy Faile). From the World Poetry Day reading, 21 March 2005 @ Old Government House, Fredericton (Nela Rio: reading in Spanish & English / Jo-Anne Elder in French starting with “Corps unanime” (trans. by Edith Jonsson-Devilliers), “Isabel, en la ocasión solemne / Isabel, on the Solemn Occasion” (trans. by E.G. Miller). Jo-Anne Elder: intro of Herménégilde Chiasson. The Hon. Herménégilde Chiasson (French) / Jo-Anne Elder (German/Eng.), lecture en français / anglais / allemand: poems “pour surmonter la solitude... / to overcome solitude...”, “Énée sur la rue Highfield I / Äneas auf Highfield: I”, “Énée sur la rue Highfield II / Aenas on Highfield: II”, “Bibliographie”. Jo-Anne Elder: remerciements / acknowledgements.) “deep-sweet” by lisa b.

24 March, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of 22 March episode.

22 March, 7–8 pm. From the World Poetry Day reading, 21 March 2005 @ Old Government House, Fredericton (Jo-Anne Elder: welcome, intro of Lt Governor the Hon. Herménégilde Chiasson. Hon. Herménégilde Chiasson: mot de bienvenue / welcome. Jo-Anne Elder: intro of Gwen Bear. Gwen Bear: opening song “Wolastoq” & prayer in Wolastoq/Maliseet & English. Jo-Anne Elder: intro of Joe Blades & Vladimir Tasić. Joe Blades in English / Vladimir Tasić in Serbian: reading of four Joe Blades’ poems: “re:call / pod:sećawe”, “stone nebulae / kamena maglina”, “casemate poems (part two), 23 / pesme iz kazamata (drugi deo), br. 23”, + “in the days after”. Jo-Anne Elder: intro of Nela Rio. Nela Rio, reading in Spanish & English, Jo-Anne Elder in French: “V” from En las noches . . . / During nights . . . (trans. by E.G. Miller) / “Durant les nuit . . .” (trans. by Jill Valéry), “Unáime cuerpo”.) “Sea Peach” by Catherine Kidd + Jack Beets. “Enduring Freedom” by lisa b.

17 March, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of 15 March episode.

15 March, 7–8 pm, “Great Explanations” story by Nora D. Randall, performed by Jackie Crossland. From Bytes Alive! Read an eBook Week reading 9 March 2005 @ the Fredericton Public Library: “radio”, “meeting and dispersing with intent”, “survey contest”, “casemate poems (part two), 23”, “coconut white moon” poems by Joe Blades; “Still Life with Muse and Sax”, story by Biff Mitchell. Fredericton readings news, by Joe Blades. “To Whom It May Concern” song by Graham Greer.

10 March, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of 8 March episode.

8 March, 7–8 pm. “The Electric Daughter” by poet Catherine Hunter. Live interview with Fredericton eAuthor Biff Mitchell—discussing his writing and Read an eBook Week—and “Cassie”—a character from his latest eBook The War Bug (Double Dragon). “Grandma’s Blanket” by lisa b.

3 March, 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of 22 Feb. episode.

1 March, 7–8 pm. lisa b. with cuts from her spoken word CD Shattered Music. Jackie Crossland reading “The Haunting of Blue Lake” by Nora D. Randall. “Slash ’n’ Burn” and “Love is Medicine” from kateri akiwenzie-damm’s spoken word CD standing ground

24 Feb., 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of 22 Feb. episode.

22 Feb., 7–8 pm. A trio of recently received Canadian poet spoken word CDs: Heather Haley’s Surfing Season, kateri akiwenzie-damm’s standing ground, and lisa b.’s salvaged music

17 Feb., 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of 15 Feb. episode.

15 Feb., 7–8 pm. Janice Spence short story “the naked ladies”. An October 2004 recorded Joe Blades interview with poets Steve McOrmond and Matthew Tierney. “Lure” by Judy MacInnes Jr.

10 Feb., 1–2 am. Rebroadcast of 8 Feb. episode.

8 Feb., 7–8 pm. Live interview with poet, translator and mathematician, Hugh Thomas including his reading of his poems “Welcome” and “Lack of Communication” from the chapbook Mutations (Toronto, ON: BookThug, 2004) and his reading of his translation from the French of “Anabase” (part III) by Saint-John Perse.

1 Feb., 7–8 pm. A 2001 Joe Blades interview with author George Eliott Clarke and poet/publisher Andrew Steeves (Gaspereau Press). Selections from the CD The Poetry of Sterling Brown (Smithsonian Folkways): “Long Gone”, “Ma Rainey”, “Sharecroppers”, “Slim in Hell”, “Old King Cotton”, “Old Lem”, “Break of Day”, “Long Track Blues”, “Tranfer”, “Sporting Beasley”, “Sam Smiley”. “The Gridder” by the Histrionics.

28 Jan., 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of 5 Oct. 2004 episode: Readings by Gwen Bear, Dyane Legére, Patricia Claxton, and Nancy Bauer, from the 2004 Side by Side Festival Côte à Côte. Newfoundland poet Agnes Walsh from her CD In the Old Country Of My Heart (Rattling Books, 2003).

25 Jan., 7–8 pm. From the “The Robert Burns Story” by John Cairney.

18 Jan., 7–8 pm. Selections from Storming the Stage: 32 Author interviews (Literary Press Group of Canada): Mind Your Eyes by Marian Francis White, The Memory Orchard by Tim Bowling, Steepy Mountain Love Poetry by Joanne Arnott, Great Lakes Suite by David W. McFadden, Lean Days by Steve McOrmond, Now You Care by Di Brandt. Selections from Handwriting by Michael Ondaatje (Random House of Canada AudioBooks).

11 Jan., 7–8 pm. Selections from Storming the Stage: 32 Author interviews (Literary Press Group of Canada): Core Samples by Patti Grayson, The Fleeting Years: A Mother’s Journal by Laura Pratt, Dad Alone by Phil Clavel, Still Life With June by Darren Greer, An English Gentleman by Sky Gilbert. From The Poetry & Prose of Wayne Ray (read by Wayne Ray et al as indicated)—Wayne Ray, “Twenty Years”, “Gasping For Air”, “I Have A Secret life”; Linda Ham, “joy”; Nina Davis, “Hoarfrost”; Wayne Ray, “Don’t Blame The Stone”; Linda Ham, “River Avon”, “Where Are You my Love?”, “Ocean Fury”; Nina Davis, “Let’s Keep this Simple Shall We”; Wayne Ray, “What Pain Heartache”; King Street Actors Studio “Tsalagi: Trail of Tears”.

4 Jan., 7–8 pm. Selections from Storming the Stage: 32 Author interviews (Literary Press Group of Canada): Musings: An Anthology of Greek-Canadian Literature ed. Tess Fragoulis (interview with Margaret Christakos and Helen Tsiriotakis), Sustaining the Gaze, photos by Brian Atkinson, poems by Nela Rio (interview is with Joe Blades, publisher & author of the introduction), Visiting Elizabeth by Gisèle Villeneuve, The Streets of Winter by Stephen Henighan, The Alien House by Élise Turcotte (interview with translator Sheila Fischman). Rae Marie Taylor with “Shattered Angel”, “Love Song for What We are Losing”, Cahier pour Clara: “Septembre”, “Avril”, “At Breakfast”, “Winter”, “Elsewhere”, “Diaphonous” from her CD Black Grace (Two Shores Press).