"Are those poems real, or did you make them yourself?"
Tim played his penny-whistle at my wedding. Serendipitously, he was here at the house years later, the night before I was to go to read a poem at the Pickton Farm Gate. When he heard what was happening, he delayed his departure, and planned to come along: for strength, to lend his self to a difficult project, to bring his musical soul-soothing powers to a challenging time and place. So many of the people gathered there were almost off our rockers, fear and grief and their residue, and many who had said "We will come" did not arrive. For those of us gathered, Tim's gentle tootling kept the bodies and souls together, weaving a gentle strand of goodness through the place.
|Tim Lander, The Myth of Adam And Eve|
Tim Lander Busking in Nanaimo, April 8/09, Diana... by mikejames2009
Tim has a wonderful oratory style in poetry performance, a beautiful voice: I am sorry I could find no audio or video clip to share. Will keep looking...
"Tim Lander has been reciting poetry on the street, in coffee houses, and at other public venues for years. He is always out in the open, offering his poems for sale in handcrafted chapbooks. Gentle, thoughtful, and articulate, this U.K.-born, Nanaimo-based writer has been an important presence on the West Coast poetry scene for several decades. His publications include Street Heart Poems, The Glass Book: Poems, and The Book of Prejudices."
A few titles:
Like Stepping Stones above the Traffic (1987, holographic poetry)
Street Heart Poems (1993)
'Pecunia Non Olet' (The Poem Factory No. 8, 1997)
The Myth of Adam & Eve (Sagittarius Press, 1995, 1998)
The Glass Book: Poems (Ekstasis, 1999)
The Book of Prejudices (2002)
Inappropriate Behaviour (Broken Jaw Press, 2006)
& by now, well over 50 hand-crafted chapbooks
|Tim Lander, inside The Book of Prejudices|
"no rites reserved"
"Please do not reproduce without love"
Chapbooks scanned, copyright remains with Tim Lander who (as the quotes above indicate) shares freely-- copyleft, as it were
top photo http://www.ascentaspirations.ca/WordStorm.htm
second photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennywhite/3046497913/
video clip http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8xna1_tim-lander-busking-in-nanaimo-april_creation
bio + pic http://www.poetrygabriola.com/bio/tim-lander
longer bio http://www.seventowers.ie/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=71&date=2011-04-01
book images: http://www.ekstasiseditions.com/backlisthtml/lander.html
More about Tim here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Lander
and here http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=2754
and here (interview)
and here http://stewturnerphotography.squarespace.com/blog/2011/5/23/nanaimo-busker-tim-lander.html
and here http://strangeplaces.livingcode.org/2011/05/15/busted-for-busking/