April 28, 2011

Ron Romanowski & Sam Knacker

Launch of 
The Big Book of Canadian Poetry (Augustine Hand)
Wednesday May 4, at 8:00 pm 

In March of 2009 six Winnipeg poets met to forge a new direction for poetry in Canada. They wanted to write the Canadian poetry of the strike, the carnival, the revolution and the flash mob. 
They studied the sociology of groups in the works of Dario Fo, Mikhail Bakhtin, Rebecca Solnit and others. They did practical research by attending Winnipeg’s many festivals and political and other mass events. 
New Festival Theory is what they call their philosophy. 
But their practice is poetry. 
The Big Book of Canadian Poetry is the brash and challenging debut from the New Festival crew.

Ron Romanowski’s unique fourth poetry collection covers many genres of poetry, including forms from the haiku to long poems. 

Ron Romanowski is a Winnipeg writer whose last book of poetry, Insurrection, was published in 2009.  His work has appeared in journals such as CV2 and in numerous anthologies including Witness (poems about war) and Myth Weavers (Canadian mythology). 
His poetry has been read on national CBC Radio.

Come at 7:30 pm to enjoy a special performance by Sam Knacker on harmonica.  

If you were a listener of our CKUW radio show, 2000 and Counting - Older and Wiser 
you will remember Sam's beautiful music and wonderful stories.  
He is a delightful gentleman and performer.

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  1. Hi Marg,

    I just came across your site and am so impressed by your bio and glad to catch up with your life and Paul's. I'm pleased to know that you continued with the ( ...better than chocolate)show. Most important: Sam would like to thank you for the kind words you wrote about him. You've made his day.

    Wishing you and Paul the best in all your endeavours.


  2. Hi, Nurit,

    Welcome to the blog! Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad that Sam liked the piece. Hope it helped get people to come to hear his performance.
    Yes, Paul and I have been quite busy. Hope you and Sam are well and enjoying the Spring weather.