Work of Kamloops poet featured aboard B.C. buses

Kamloops poet Garry Gottfriedson is one of 10 authors whose poems are now available aboard B.C. buses.

Each year, the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia partners with TransLink and BC Transit to put poetry in front of transit passengers.

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Garry Gottfriedson
Kamloops poet Garry Gottfriedson with his book Chaos Inside Thunderstorms (2014). His latest book, released in May, is Clinging to Bone from Ronsdale Press.

Poetry cards featuring a poem and information about the book they came from will be made available on buses in Metro Vancouver and all around the province, including Kamloops.

This year’s poetry cards include work from Gottfriedson’s book Clinging to Bone, Quarrels by Eve Joseph of Victoria, Lamb by Michael Kenyon of Victoria, Little Wild by Curtis LeBlanc of Vancouver, Near Miss by Laura Matwichuk of Vancouver, Bolt by Hilary Peach of Gabriola Island, Narrow Bridge by Barbara Pelman of Victoria, Likely Stories by Pamela Porter of Sidney, Paradise, Later Years by Marion Quednau of Gibsons and Short Takes on the Apocalypse by Patricia Young of Victoria.

Poems are submitted by publishers and selected by a jury. The campaign will see an official launch with an event at the Word Vancouver festival on Sept. 29 at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.

Riders who spot a poetry card can share their sighting on social media with the hashtag #PoetryInTransit for a chance to win a prize pack of books included in the event. For more information, go online to

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