World Poetry Celebrates Bernice Lever from Canada!

 

The World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO, 100.5 FM with the team of Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon, Victor Schwartzman and Sharon Rowe,  welcomed the multitalented Bernice Lever on October 6, 1-2 pm. Music by the Irish Rovers and Wayne Lavalee.

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  Bernice Lever, born 1936 in Smithers, BC, was a founding editor of WAVES, literary magazine, York U., from 1972-1987 and has published ten poetry books, (Red Letter Day, Black Moss, 2014),  a teaching CD: The Colour of Words. She’s active  in  Canadian Authors, League of Canadian Poets, Federation of BC Writers, etc.  She reads poems, (some prize winners), across Canada, USA  and abroad. She has won five Lifetime Achievement awards as well as the Allan Sangster Award. Also she was named #1 Comedy Writer at Whistler Writers Festival , Comedy Quickies” event, October 15, 2015.             

         Writer-in-Residence for CAA – Vancouver, she edits book manuscripts. Retired from Seneca College, Toronto, she gives workshops across Canada   Bernice gets ‘high’ on words.    www.colourofwords.com

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This poem is from her tenth book of poetry: Small Acts.

Gag Google

I live in an E house

captured by satellite

on a lens generated

by Google cameras

set to follow me

day and night. 

 

How about you,

can you see me too?

Can you see my car parked outside

or if my lights are on inside?

May your unopened gmail

advise you more about me:

what mall I am shopping at

or which gift parcel is going

to whose building next.

 

Odourless Google works in silence

around the clock, circling the globe.

Humourless Google snaps pictures

on endless E circuits:

just a total invasion machine,

but not ethical nor powerless.

 

Google is expanding, invading

by millions of zeros and ones

by the hour — world wide.

Remember, Google is no gag.

Bernice Lever — 2016 manuscript// SMALL  ACTS

One thought on “World Poetry Celebrates Bernice Lever from Canada!

  1. Rose DeShaw

    Do you remember Grant Bourdon who won first prize for a regional story competition in WAVES, either in 1984 or 1985? I am trying to find a copy of his winning story. Thank you for any help you can give me.
    Rose DeShaw

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