Thanks to BRUCE KAUFFMAN, host of finding a voice CFRC 101.9fm for recording and posting our recent reading at Novel Idea, Kingston ON, along with other archival treasures to be enjoyed/downloaded.

June 3, 2022, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show, continuing with that May 25th Kingston book launch/reading at Novel Idea Bookstore you’ll then hear the remainder of that event with Sadiqa de Meijer reading from her books: Leaving Howe Island, The Outer Wards (Véhicule Press), and alfabet/alphabet (Palimpsest Press), Jim Johnstone reading from his Infinity Network (Véhicule Press), and Kirby from Poetry is Queer (Palimpsest Press).



It started with a book. And then, a card.* Some online lovin’. Email exchanges. A plan, with a ticket to ride.

All I know is I wanted to sit with the poet who wrote alfabet/alphabet & she in turn wanted to meet me.

We didn’t have to wait for a reading, or a panel, or any such thing. “Let’s plan an afternoon stroll.” A simple day trip.

And, we did.

Thank you Sadiqa.

*I carry to this day