News and Reviews

Cultural Appropriation and Misappropriation: An Impolite Enquiry, by Brian Fawcett - reviewed by John Harris




Review of Cultural Appropriation and Misappropriation: An Impolite Enquiry, by Brian Fawcett. Published by David Mason and Time-Sensitive Publications, 366 Adelaide St West, Suite LL05, Toronto, On. M5V 1R9, 2019. 36 pages, $15.

Reviewed by John Harris


they will keep speaking the night - a review by Paul Strickland


ed. Rob Budde. Prince George: Wink Books (at the UNBC Copy Centre), 2019. 28 pp. $10.00.

This chapbook, containing the work of fourteen poets, begins with a quotation from Wong, "jail the stories & the storytellers, but they will keep speaking the night, until empire expires.” This is followed by an appeal from University of Northern British Columbia professor Rob Budde, representing FightC PG and Sea2Sands, two advocacy organizations based at the university:



ThimbleBerry Review by Paul Strickland


A significant cross-section of northern B.C. literary and artistic talent is showcased in the Summer 2019 issue (Vol. 4) of the literary magazine, ThimbleBerry, edited by Kara-lee MacDonald of Fort St. John and Rob Budde of the University of Northern B.C


Word Play - 2019 by Paul Strickland

On January 17th, 2019 Cafe Voltaire at Books & Co again hosted the Word Play event where poems exploring land-tenure and gender issues were central to the event. The theme for the evening was “Resolution and Reconciliation,” said Erin Bauman, emcee for the series of readings.

Bauman started the event with her poem, “Resolved,” about pipeline protests on Burnaby Mountain in 2018. She said she had spent a night sitting on the mountain as a ceremonial fire-keeper for protest participants:


Poetry Walk - 2019 by Paul Strickland


Local history and personal experiences combined to make a Poetry Walk, jointly sponsored by the University of Northern British Columbia and The Prince George Public Library, a memorable event March 18th.


Andrew Burton, Al Rempel Reading/Spoken Word By Paul Strickland


Aging and reflection at mid-life and approaching age inform the poetry of Andrew Burton and Al Rempel as read to about 35 listeners at a recent Spoken Word event at Café Voltaire in Prince George.

Andrew Burton has been writing poetry since he won CBC’s Post Card Award in the 1980s. The spark from getting that award encouraged him to continue writing. He has written short stories and many theatre plays, some of which have received international awards. Recently Burton was long-listed for the BC Poetry Prize.