gregory betts

Saturday is Booked

In my last column in The Sound I talked about how Canada is changing, and…

Is it Time to Dump Canada?

There is a great deal of work that needs to be done

The Creative Writer

Canada’s most generous author, the poet bpNichol, once watched the mass-media magician Uri Geller perform…

Bless the Damned Canadian 150

Bless Canada, a huge, gangly nation filled with happy people (7th happiest place on earth)…

The Illegals: The Book of Now
By Gregory Betts Hamilton author Lawrence Hill writes of black bodies moving through white spaces.…
In the Soil of Words
By Gregory Betts You know, language doesn’t just lay a mask over reality, but actively…
How to Speak to Aliens: Visual Poetry and the Fiction of Contact
By Gregory Betts Denis Villeneuve’s film Arrival (2016) captures a central problem about coming into…
St. Catharines, the Paris of Niagara, is not its Literary Centre

I sometimes moan about the lack of literary culture in St. Catharines. I am finally learning to take on a more regional outlook.

Excerpt from George Bowering at Festival of Readers

Courtesy of Festival of Readers