The honouring, the uplifted winds of autumn

I am so thankfully and potently honoured and excited to be named one of the Poets of Honour at this year’s Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon alongside the fabulously talented Brendan McLeod. I cannot wait to get back to the prairie and one of the best little spoken word communities in the country!

It has been a rowdy and rough around the edges kind of year. The hard crust of winter and early spring brought insane challenges, and then some very special performance opportunities (The SaltSpring island Festival of Words, a very large Driftwood Foundation anti-pipeline event in Smithers as well as some sweet cameo and performance opportunities at some really great music festivals around the province throughout June).

With the changing seasons so comes the most recent move to the Kootenays, new jobs, new friends, and this unbelievably wonderful thing of being honoured by my peers and poetic companions!

In the meantime, I remembered this little video shot by Zaccheus Jackson from our wildcard team slam performances (slaughterhouse 4) at CFSW 2009 in Victoria. I will be seeing you all, and hugging you so tightly, so soon! I can’t wait!