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Jamie Reid

posted Aug 9, 2010, 7:28 PM by Kim Nayyer

Jamie Reid has been active in Vancouver and national poetry circles since the early 1960s.  He will be reading from his long poem called Prez about the legendary jazz saxophonist, Lester Young. Jamie is also the author of I. Another. The Space Between, from Talonbooks, 2004. His most recent chapbook, homages, is a series of poems related to the influence on his own work of 19th and 20th century mostly French poets.  Jamie is consumed with language and politics and the relation between the two. He likes dadaism, surrealism and jazz, and has performed many times with jazz musicians.

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