The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras featured the award winning poet Alan Girling and the young author Annie Tsotas from Montreal on May 26th. We also welcomed back Tech and host Israel Mota! To hear this great show: CLICK HERE!
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.
Award winning poem to follow: