World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon , super tech Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the poet, host and writer, Alan Girling on October 17th on CFRO 100.5 FM with music and poetry.
Tribute music by Leonard Cohen
E-poem by Monsif Beroual.
Painting by director Mirwais Jabaz.
Alan Girling grew up in North Vancouver, lived in Japan for six years, and now lives in Richmond. He tends to write poetry, or occasionally, short fiction, non-fiction and drama. His work had been featured online, in journals and anthologies, on the radio, at local live readings, in shop windows and in one slim chapbook. Venues include Lichen Arts and Letters, Hobart, The MacGuffin, Smokelong Quarterly, Pagitica, FreeFall, Galleon, In My Bed, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Body Breakdowns, Blue Skies, Black Heart Magazine, Canadian Stories, CBC Radio, World Poetry, Poetic Justice and Surrey Muse. He was a finalist for the Larry Turner Award for Non-Fiction, had a play produced for Vancouver’s Walking Fish Festival and has received two first place prizes for poetry, one in the 2006 Vancouver Co-op Radio Community Dreams Contest and most recently in the 2015 Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! Contest.