. . . featuring Will Alexander, Kim Hunter, Rob Lipton, Ken Mikolowski, Christine Monhollen, Julie Patton, Chris Tysh, George Tysh, Dennis Teichman, Matvei Yankelevich, Barbara Henning, and myself.
After sixteen installments, Robert Zend: Poet without Borders – my series on the life and work of the Hungarian-Canadian writer and artist – has reached “Z END.” This series was the result of many months of research, interviews, writing, photographing, and editing. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey with me on my blog, Rogue Embryo. [ … ]
The first (hopefully first annual) vispo exhibit curated by piCs will be held during April at The Human Bean coffeehouse in Cobourg, Ontario, about an hour east of Toronto.
piCs = Poetry in Cobourg Spaces, a group of dedicated poets doing some amazing things for poetry in a small town.
One of my “ransom note” collages will [ … ]
Final installment of my series on the life and work of Robert Zend:
Afterword: Citizen of the Macrocosm
Actually, there is one more very important matter, about which I’m very excited . . . a special announcement about a beautiful website for Zend, recently created by his daughter Natalie Zend. Stay tuned . . .
I appreciate all the kind words from people who are enjoying my series on
Robert Zend! Here’s the next installment:
Robert Zend and Jorge Luis Borges: friendship and collaboration (Part 9)
Now I know why you came here
from the other end of the world.
Actually, I should have written Oāb . . .
— Borges to Zend
I hope you’re enjoying my series on this great and cosmic Canadian original. This is the last post on Zend’s *Canadian* affinities:
Zend, Part 8: The Three Roberts (Sward, Priest, and Zend), Norman McLaren, and Glenn Gould
Don’t miss Sward’s lovely tribute to The Three Knights of a Roberthood, and Gould’s hilarious salute to Zend’s resistance [ … ]
Robert Zend, Part 7 is now live at Rogue Embryo:
Canadian Literary Cross-Pollination: bpNichol
Lots of terrific visuals! The link:
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Hi, everybody. “Robert Zend: Hungarian Literary Roots” is now online at Rogue Embryo:
Please have a look, subscribe to my blog to receive future notifications, and spread the word to any who might be interested in this fascinating avant-garde Hungarian-Canadian poet, fiction writer, and artist.
Part 4 of my illustrated series on avant garde Hungarian-Canadian writer and artist Robert Zend. Please have a look and spread the word.
My new chapbook, Sugar Beach, is now available from Above/Ground Press.
Sample poem and ordering info below:
Identity as Norwegian Pagoda
It never was the right time to travel to Rome
to find yourself. Autumn fog and rainy wind
are symbols of crushed hopes–miasma
birthing counterfeiters who clutter the globe
with shields of Sistine junk. Praise the [ … ]
I just published – on Rogue Embryo – Part 3 in my series about Robert Zend: a short biography of his life in Hungary, before he immigrated to Canada as a political refugee as a young man in 1956.
This part of his life had been a complete mystery to me until I spoke with members [ … ]