Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The latest additions to my collection


The Bourgeois Empire by Evie Christie, which was reviewed over at the Globe today.

Dimensions of an Orchard by Dave Margoshes.

Welcome to Canada and A Hunter's Confession, both by David Carpenter and both reviewed here.

I bought the last three books at the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Fall Conference and AGM in Saskatoon on the weekend where Don McKay delivered the Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture. The other conference guests included Mary Balogh, Robert Currie, David Carpenter, Amy Jo Ehman, Jean Freeman, Wes Funk, Louise Halfe, Gerald Hill, Myrna Kostash, Alison Lohans, Elder Michael Maurice, Ken Mitchell, James Romanow, Arthur Slade, Karon Shmon, Peter Stoicheff, Geoffrey Ursell, Carol Vandale and Kenneth T. Williams.

I wrote an occasional poem and read it at the open mic on Friday. Here it is.


Who knew there'd be cheesecake at the banquet.

14 comments:

Gerald Hill said...

Good to see this piece, after sort of hearing it the other night. "Crumby" is a very Catcher in the Rye word.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ack! I bet I lost everyone just three words into the poem! I bet the whole room was having Holden Caulfield flashbacks!

Katrinka said...

LOL! the last line comes as a surprise

Brenda Schmidt said...

:) I wrote the last line first after learning of the history of Graham wafers/crackers.

Incidentally, I spent the bulk of a morning going between "wafer" and "cracker." Initially I'd used "Graham cracker" but H said he thought "Graham wafer" is what we say in our areas of SK, so finally I went with that. Then I came across CO-OP brand "Graham Cracker Crumbs" in a relative's pantry a couple days after the fact.

tracy said...

Well, cracker or wafer, they've always been too bland for my liking. Heh.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha!

Pearl said...

the sin, I mean, cheesecake, on top definitely helps with the taste. poor Mr. Graham, his road to heaven was paved over by other intentions.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Twas a lovely little cheesecake.

carin said...

Dessert will never be the same!

Brenda Schmidt said...

ha! That's for sure!

Zachariah Wells said...

Fer what it's worth, I like the sacrilegious undertones of wafer.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! I can't believe that never occurred to me.

Zachariah Wells said...

It's because you're a sinner.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha!