Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Phyllis Webb documentary by Robert McTavish on CBC Radio's IDEAS, May 12, 2011;

A profile of Canada's great poet and the co-creator of the program IDEAS!
Phyllis Webb: The Art of Ideas on IDEAS on CBC Radio, 9pm Thursday, May 12th.

She has spent a lifetime asking questions. Her body of work was never satisfied with the answers. Poet, anarchist, intellectual, former radio producer, and co-creator of the program IDEAS, we honour Phyllis Webb in this documentary by Robert McTavish.

Robert McTavish has done a number of radio and film documentaries, including What to Make of it All? The life and poetry of John Newlove (2006). He later edited the collection A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove (Chaudiere Books 2007 with an afterword by Jeff Derksen) which critic Steve Noyes described as "probably the best summation of John Newlove's inimitable poems that we are likely to get" and is currently producing and directing his fourth film, The Line Has Shattered, on the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference.

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