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Creative writer and teacher Trevor Carolan will introduce and read poems from his last poetry collection and other books, offering some personal anecdotes. He will introduce the technique of haibun poetry from Japan that has been catching on with North American poets. Haibun combines poetry with travel journal entries, so there’s a mix of prose and poetry. Haibun offers a good balance and it’s a flexible approach to writing that will appeal to some members. Following the presentation, Trevor anticipates a lively discussion time. He plans some take-home questions to deepen members’ engagement in poetry.
Trevor Carolan has published nineteen books of poetry, non-fiction, translation, fiction and anthologies. He has also produced documentary films and held senior arts positions with the Olympic Games and Banff Centre.
Co-editor of the award-winning edition Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World, and a former elected Councillor in North Vancouver, he holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and has advocated on behalf of Conservation issues and Indigenous land claims in B.C. He teaches at UFV near Vancouver.
Find out more at: www.trevorcarolan.com