Events, Readings, Workshops, Exhibitions and Installations 2021

May 2021

NEWLYN PZ International Short Film Festival 2021

On the Margin of History” – in the category Documentary film

Pocket Lint

A new little literary magazine of short form poems, Pocket Lint and a short poem, Love

April 2021

Telephone project

TELEPHONE is just like the kids’ game. A message is whispered from one person to another and changes as it is passed.
We whisper a message from art form to art form.”

A response to Kellie Schofield’s painting

Hold the world

February 2021

REEL Poetry Film Festival

February 24, 2021: On the Margin of History – poetry film, presented by Mary McDonald, a multimedia artist at the REEL Poetry Film Festival, Texas, Houston

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Y as in Yugoslavia

For letter Y, we reached out to the countries that do not exist any more.

Tenen – a restaurant where Yugoslavia still exists

Date: July 2020

Address: 7569 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC

Website: http://www.tenenrestaurant.com/

Traditional meze for two: Smoked pork loin, kulen, pork neck, katchkaval cheese, ushtipci, kaymak, urnebes
Served with rice and/or soup.

Karadjordjeva schnitzel: Pork loin schnitzel stuffed with kaymak cheese, breaded and fried, served with hashbrowns and coleslaw

Vranac (red wine)


Yanked and yerked out of Yugoslavia.

Yearning for yummy yesterday,
for yellow yolky yarn of yeasty youth.
These years of yawning, yelling and yelping
like a yeoman to you,
like a yak with a yoke on its neck.

Yielding to yonder Y-chromosome
to be yin and yang,
Yes to Yesenin and the young years.

Yammering: you, you, you,
You, you, you, you, you
You, you, you, you, you
You, you, you, you, you
You, you, you, you, you…

Yet, all yesterday.

Events, Readings, Workshops, Exhibitions and Installations 2020

September 2020

Word Vancouver

September 24, 2020 – 9:30-10:30, Surviving War – Zoom virtual event
Host: In conversation with Leila Juma (Maison Rouge: Memories of a Childhood in War, Tradewind Books) Heige S. Boehm (Secrets in the Shadows, Ronsdale Press) and Michelle Barker (My Long List of Impossible Things, Annick Press).

August 2020

Telephone project

An international arts game: art response to an art, in my case a poetic response to a painting. The total number of contributors is artists from 493 cities in 73 countries. The whole project published on April 10, 2021. Facebook group available to join.

April 2020

Poetic Pairing with Fran Bourassa at Britannia Library

April 28, 2020 – 6:30-8:30, Gallery Room 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC. Organized by Pandora’s Collective – postponed

Poetry and Art

April 23, 2020 – Private reading

Edible poetry flowers workshop

April 11, 2020 – 3:30-4:30 – postponed

February 2020

Featured poet at Twisted Poets

February 27, 2020 – 7:00 pm, Multimodal poetry reading. Hood 29, 4470 Main St, Vancouver

Showcasing AR at Twisted Poets
Demonstrating AR at Twisted Poets

Featured poet at Poetic Justice

February 23, 2020 – 3:00-5:00 pm, at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Reading at Poetic Justice

Taste of Love: Edible Poetry

Reding at Koko Monk

Reading at Koko Monk

February 7, 2020 at 7:00pm at at Koko Monk, 2883 West Broadway
Edible flowers available at Koko Monk throughout the Hot Chocolate Festival, from January 22-February 14, 2020
edible flower

Featured Poets: Sita Carboni, Rob Taylor, Eva Waldauf, Robin Susanto, Amanda Wardrop, Leanne Boschman, Paul Stacey, Mary Duffy, Bonnie Nish, Kyle Hawke, and Natasha Boskic.

January 2020

Still/ed Here: A Story of Displacement – at CinePoetry Film Festival

January 24-26, 2020 Uprooted at Reel Cinepoetry Festival Houston – presented by Mary McDonald

BOOKS AND BISCOTTI: An evening with Michael Mirolla and Bonnie Nish

January 21, 2020 – 7:00pm. The Museum Hall.  Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver

Italian Cultural Centre

Reading with Michael Mirolla, Anna Foschi and Bonnie Nish at the Italian Cultural Centre (Photo taken by D.Z.)

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Some places leave you with eternal longing, as if they steal your heart and turn it into poetry. Barcelona is one of them.Barcelona