Stop Tar Sands

Jun. 29, 2014

Dear Enpipeliners and Friends,

As many of you know, on Jun. 17, the Canadian government approved Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. Some of us may experience grief. Although the approval is a step backwards, we also know that Enbridge does not plan to begin construction for another 12-15 months.

From 2010-12 you helped build the Enpipe Line, 70,000+ kilometres of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge tar sands pipeline proposal. Since the release of the Enpipe Line:

  • You’ve helped raise thousands of dollars for an Ecojustice anti-pipeline lawsuit against the Canadian government–a lawsuit that was won.

  • You’ve built community and raised awareness at events across North America.

  • University students in Canada and the U.S. are learning about grassroots resistance to tar sands development and climate pollution by studying the Enpipe Line. Currently, the poem is being studied by a number of doctoral students too.

We hope you’re proud of your contribution and thank you for opposing the pipeline. The fight to protect the B.C. coast and our shared climate continues. Enbridge needs to bring First Nations and the majority of British Columbians who oppose Northern Gateway on side. A win based on support for the pipeline is unlikely, but that doesn’t mean Enbridge won’t continue to try to ram the project through clear majority opposition.

We see value in creative, grassroots campaigns that keep Enbridge and its attempt to mask the threat posed by its pipeline top of mind. People of all ages and walks of life oppose the pipeline, so we want to to keep the collaboration alive within our diverse Enpipe Line community.

Will you join us in continued creative resistance by pledging monthly action? We’ve set up a survey to help assess what our group looks like and which projects we’ll be able to pull off with greatest success. To keep collaborating, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/998GFJYand let us know what works best for you by Jul. 8. Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone who might be interested, or keep us posted about any creative projects that you’re working on.

To big ideas for a safe coast and stable climate!

Sincerely,

The Enpipe Line Editors

Jen Currin, Jordan Hall, Ray Hsu, Christine Leclerc, Melissa Sawatsky and Daniel Zomparelli


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Memorial For Marion Kimes

Remembering Marion Kimes, poet

Marion Kimes

Marion Kimes

(March 28, 1930 — March 31, 2014)

 

July 27, 2014
2-5pm
Sunday

Procession: 1:00pm
Led by Martha Linehan
A walk from Coastal Kitchen (429 15th Ave. E., Seattle 98112) to Spring Street Center. We will converge in front of C. Kitchen & proceed along 15th Avenue, stopping along the way at Marion’s various haunts/places she lived, petting cats, picking up trash, etc.

 

Marion Kimes Memorial

Marion Kimes Memorial

Memorial Celebration: 2-5pm
Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Ave., Seattle 98122
A gathering to celebrate Marion with readings, food & music.
Memorial program will be followed by an open mike.
David & Marian Whited will be organizing food, so please
bring hor d’oeuvres/finger food to them at the Spring Street Center,
prior to procession (no earlier than noon) or afterward.
Warning: Parking anywhere on Capitol Hill in Seattle is difficult to find.

Contact info: Scott or Phoebe: editors@ravenchronicles.org,
206-941-2955.

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Habitation

Pre-order a limited edition of a “fat selected” of the life work of Sam Hamill from Lost Horse Press:

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Cascadia 2, Huge Success (Take Survey)

Danika Dinsmore and Nadine Maestas (foto by Linda Crosfield)

Danika Dinsmore and Nadine Maestas (foto by Linda Crosfield)

The second Cascadia Poetry Festival was a huge success, both in terms of the content, the depth of the dialog and the finances.

Blog posts are rolling in from Joanne Arnott: http://joannearnott.blogspot.ca/2014/05/cascadia-poetry-festival.html

Kim Goldberg: http://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/photos-cascadia-poetry-festival-2014/

and Linda Crosfield, who has a remarkable Facebook photo album: https://www.facebook.com/linda.crosfield/media_set?set=a.10152337276420865.1073741867.749440864&type=3

I posted here: http://paulenelson.com/2014/05/09/cascadia-poets-get-a-taste-of-the-latihan/ and more reports and photos are forthcoming.

And if you attended, please consider filling out the online survey here.

The main festival page will be the same for Cascadia III in Nanaimo, April 30-May 3, 2015 and more details are coming soon about the particulars of that festival, so stayed tuned to your friendly neighborhood E-Fishwrapper.

Also, news on the upcoming anthology, 100 Innovative Cascadia Poets, to be published by Leaf Press and the free MOOC on Innovative Cascadia Poetry is also forthcoming.

Thanks for supporting our bioregional cultural investigation.

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