“Globalization” from Caravaggio’s Dagger – at Poetry New Westminster by Way of Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

Poetry New Westminster Logo (Courtesy: Candice James)

Poetry New Westminster Logo (Courtesy: Candice James)

Thanks to New Westminster poet laureate Candice James for the invitation, and also for collegial support to Simon Fraser University’s Celeste Snowber, novelist Nasreen Pejvack whose book Amity is nominated for the Ethel Wilson Prize, remarkable poet Lilija Valis, and novelist Andew Parkin, past chair of English at Hong Kong’s Chinese University.

Globalization was written in Vancouver, BC in 2004, revised later in  St. Stephen, NB, and completed at North Conway, very near Crawford Notch, NH, in 2008. The contrast between Wal-Mart and family-run corner grocers needs no explanation.

At Ripley Falls, Crawford Notch, White Mountains, New Hampshire, 20 September 2008 (Photo: Gloria Steel)

At Ripley Falls, Crawford Notch, White Mountains, New Hampshire, 20 September 2008 (Photo: Gloria Steel)

A questioner later in the session is novelist Andrew Parkin. Serendipitously, Celeste Snowber had also been to Crawford Notch.

 

 

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