They keep turning and turning. I’m back from a short vacation. I was out in Victoria, visiting family. I also did a reading at the Planet Earth poetry reading series, which was quite well attended. I was busy with my day job, but things are gearing up for April, which is National Poetry month. April is already extremely busy for me. I’ve got a dance recital or a poetry reading every month. I’m also very excited to be taking a writing workshop with the Canadian Authors Association. Lisa Moore, a writer whose work I admire, is coming to teach a fiction workshop!
Tomorrow night, I will be a judge for Heifer in Your Tank , which is a student activity at the University of Alberta. Students from Animal Science 200 will be performing skits and answering questions about agriculture.
Dana, the coordinator for Heifer in Your Tank, wrote up a really nice bio for me-
Alexis Kienlen – Alexis is an agricultural journalist who works for Alberta Farmer. She has published various fiction and non-fiction pieces and poetry books. She has covered There’s a Heifer in Your Tank on a few occasions and is a true ag-vocate who wants people to know about farming and where their food comes from.
(That’s the truth)
In other news, my poem “distances” was selected to be on an Edmonton Transit bus. The poem will appear in the ad spaces along the roof of the bus, and will be travelling around the city starting mid- April. It will be featured for 8 weeks.
Read more about the Edmonton Poetry on the bus program here