The writer, poet, and outgoing Poet Laureate of the City of Vancouver Brad Cran discusses the upcoming Vancouver 125 Poetry conference, writing, poetry, Vancouver, and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Brad Cran joins me now. He is wrapping up his three-year term as the City of Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, but not before putting on an unprecedented event next month, the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference. Four days in October, the 19th to the 22nd will see a gathering of a wide range of poets from across the continent. Brad joins me now to talk about what’ll happen at SFU Woodward’s, how the event will run, and more. The website is at www.v125pc.com. You can register there now for passes, or tickets. I’m also happy to have Mr. Cran on, a real live poet to talk about his craft, perhaps explain it to laymen like me who struggled with it in school, who maybe don’t understand it as they should. www.bradcran.com is his website, as well there’s www.cranandco.com, a website for Mr. Cran’s business, for he too is an accountant. He’s a regular over at Geist Magazine too, and the co-author with Gillian Jerome, of the award winning, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Brad Cran; Good morning, Mr. Cran.