Poem: Barrio Santa Cruz
Patrick Friesen reads his poem "Barrio Santa Cruz" for Poets on Record.
Patrick Friesen, a resident of Winnipeg for 30 years and Vancouver for a dozen years, now lives in Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island. He is the author of several books of poetry, most recently A Dark Boat (2012), a translator, and has written several stage and radio plays. Friesen has also collaborated with choreographers, dancers, musicians and composers. His book, Blasphemer’s Wheel, was awarded Manitoba Book of the Year Prize in 1996; A Broken Bowl, was a finalist for the 1997 Governor-General’s Award; and Patrick was awarded the ReLit Award for Poetry in 2012 for jumping in the asylum.
Poem: The impassioned ex-formalist Pulitzer Prize-winning womanizing alcoholic jumps off a bridge (3:08)
Maurice Mierau reads "The impassioned ex-formalist Pulitzer Prize-winning womanizing alcoholic jumps off a bridge," the first poem in his manuscript Six.
Song: Stop Error (2:13)
John K. Samson plays his song "Stop Error" for Poets on Record.
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