Saturday, March 03, 2007

Going for coffee

...is something I love to do. Today H and I had coffee while we listened to Zachariah Wells read "Overhead Crane," a poem by Peter Trower. I knew H would love the poem. According to Zach's post, he came across Trower in an anthology called Going for Coffee, edited by Tom Wayman. H and I first encountered Wayman back in 2003 at the first Talking Fresh. Wayman gave a great reading. Moving and funny. H laughed and laughed. The next day I attended an excellent workshop by Tom Wayman called "Protest Poetry: Its Cause and Cure." There I met Rhett for the first time. Anyhow, on Thursday March 1, 2007, the day of Zach's post, I met Rob, a blogger, writer and friend of Rhett's, for the first time. Tracy and I met him for coffee. There I mentioned meeting Rhett at Wayman's workshop. After I got back, I checked Zach's blog and saw the post. It's funny how things go.

Speaking of Talking Fresh, it's coming right up! I hope to see you there. I've been to every Talking Fresh and they've all been great. I hope the weather cooperates. I spent over 10 hours on the bus yesterday. The roads were horribly icy in places. I'm sure the other passengers were glad to finally be rid of me and my eeks.

15 comments:

tracy said...

Cool.

My English 110 class reading material contained Going for Coffee as part of the class, along with Studs Terkel (don't remember the name, but it was real short stories about work), and a novel by David Lodge Nice Work. The anthology was great to study( I just looked through my scribbled notes on the poems read in class, and we studied Trower's "Industrial Poem").

There's also a poem in there by a young J.A. Krause.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Really! Cool. Do you have the anthology or just the notes from the class? If you still have the book, can I borrow it?

tracy said...

I do still have the book, that's where the notes are, and yes, you can most certainly borrow it.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the other Wayman anthology, Paperwork, published by Harbour. WIth a few poems by yours truly.

Gerry

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ah! Which means you should have a copy. Can I borrow it? :)
(Note: this is not just any smiley emoticon. This is a Gerry-I-hope-there's-lots-of-cookies-and-cake-
at-Talking-Fresh-just-like-last-year emoticon.)

Rhett said...

My ears are burning.

I have Going for Coffee as well because my mother's English class did it (I think) and it was passed down to me. Maybe I ought to read it through.

Ooh, how I long for Talking Fresh, but I am doubtful that you will be seeing my smiling face.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Ok. I'm starting to think there's a Going for Coffee club that I wasn't invited to join.

No Rhett at Talking Fresh! Eek! That means no Rhett at the Muse Bash either. I was going to challenge you to a YouTubian duel. So much for that plan...

Anonymous said...

I love going for coffee.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Let me get this straight. Do you love going for coffee or Going for Coffee? Speaking of going for coffee, I went to The Orange Toad today and had coffee and a ginger peach scone, which I'm sure is baked in heaven. Ok ok. I had two scones...

Anonymous said...

I just had coffee. What were you celebrating? It's just the beginning of the week!

Brenda Schmidt said...

I was, uh, celebrating the scone itself...

For those who don't know, The Orange Toad is a lovely coffee shop/used bookstore in Flin Flon, MB.

Tracy Hamon said...

I like the Orange Toad better than the Ugly Orange (Muenster bar).

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ah, yes, I tend to shy away from that particular orange. It doesn't suit my colouring.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Um, Tracy, did you, uh, notice that your copy of Paul Auster's Disappearaces has disappeared? Oops...

And for some reason I can't get this song out of my head...

tracy said...

I didn't notice a missing Mr. Auster, but I know what you mean about that song. I would go to sleep singing it, it would infiltrate my dreams and then I would wake still singing it.

"oh, how time flies, with crystal clear eyes"