Joe Blades

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Ashes, Paper & Beans
Poetry & Writing

Tuesday, 7–8 pm, Atlantic Time.

Host Joe Blades
Ashes, Paper & Beans: Writing & Poetry broadcasts weekly on CHSR, Fredericton’s not-for-profit campus-based community radio station. We broadcast at 97.9 FM in the greater Fredericton area of New Brunswick, and worldwide via webcast. Donations are always welcomed. Tax receipts can be issued, if desired.
Ashes, Paper & Beans: Writing & Poetrybrings you a special blend of Canadian and international writers performing their words/works plus arts coverage. Since its first broadcast in 1995, the show and Joe Blades have received three CHSR Barry Awards: Best Spoken Word Program (1996, 2006) and Favourite Interviewer (1999–2000), as well as a Certificada de reconocimiento (2000) from the Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía/Asociación Prometeo de Poesía, Madrid, España.
Ashes, Paper & Beans features live and recorded author / artist / editor / translator / publisher interviews and readings + recorded panels / lectures / workshops + published CD, cassette and vinyl spoken word recordings from authors / spoken word/audio art artists everywhere + book reviews + writing competition info + poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, comedy, spoken word / performance / music hybrids and more . . . In the summer of 2005, Ashes, Paper & Beans became CHSR’s longest-running live member-produced program.
Joe Blades is the author of five published poetry books and editor of ten books. Living in Fredericton since 1990, he is also a visual artist, book publisher and arts community activist.
Authors touring through Fredericton, their publishers or publicists, may contact Joe Blades via email or by post to arrange interviews including live phone interviews.
Ashes, Paper & Beans welcomes review / promotional copies of relevant books and spoken word (slam, dub, etc.) audio recordings, media releases on author tours, writing competitions, calls for submissions, and other writing-related stuff.
Ashes, Paper & Beans
Box 596 Stn A
Fredericton NB E3B 5A6

P.S. I've heard that the show is also being rebroadcast some mornings (Monday & Friday @ 7 am).

Past programming: APB 2001, APB 2002, APB 2003, APB 2004, APB 2005, APB 2006APB 2007.

Our 2008 programming:

29 April, 7–8 pm.

22 April, 7–8 pm.

15 April, 7–8 pm.

8 April, 7–8 pm.

1 April, 7–8 pm.

25 March, 7–8 pm. BlackTop MotorCycle Gang
18 March, 7–8 pm.

11 March, 7–8 pm. Dramatic Filmmakers Panel (Silver Wave 2007) w/ Joel Thompson, Steve Doiron, Danny Thebeau, Dawn Boyd, Michael Aronson. Fredericton arts & readings news. Poems from Guantánamo introduced and read by Joan Kjaer & David Hamilton.

4 March, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

26 Feb, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

19 Feb, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

12 Feb, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

5 Feb, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

29 Jan, 7–8 pm. Rebroadcast of a previous episode.

22 Jan, 7–8 pm. Excerpt from the Multilingual Reading of the
Side by Side Festival of Literary Translation / Côte à Côte festival de traduction littéraire 2007 featuring various artists/poets/readers including Jean Babineau, Euge Dietrich, Jesse Ferguson, Nela Rio, Hugh Thomas, Whitefeather & son Eliah. Fredericton arts news, press releases, emails, and PSAs. I read the Robert Burns poem "To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough, November, 1785" for his birthday anniversay this coming Friday, 25 January. Opening segment of The Grey Islands (Rattling Books) by John Steffler (ISBN 978-0-9737586-0-3). Narrated by John Steffler and (in order of appearance) Frank Holden, Janis Spence, Deidre Gillard-Rowlings and Darryl Hopkins.

15 Jan, 7–8 pm. Recordings by Joan Kjaer and David Hamilton of five poems from the anthology Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak (University of Iowa Press, 2007), edited by Marc Falkoff. Poems by Jumah al Dossari and other detainees. Three Koluskap Stories from the Wolastoqiyik, narrated in Wolastoqiyik: "Izignapogos, The Half-Stone Man" told by Gwen Bear; "Koluskap and His Brother, Malsum" told by Roseanne Clark; "Koluskap and the Giant Beaver" told by Gwen Bear. "Talking Tourism" by Nova Scotia-based blues-storyteller Morgan Davis. "The Gift" and "The Essence of Sweet Music"—off J. Nichole Noël's 2005 CD Verse . . . The Power of the Spoken Word in Music (The Write Words Production & Publishing). The opening of Michael Winter's 2004 novel The Big Why about American painter and adventurer Rockwell Kent, unabridged MP3 CD audiobook edition published by Rattling Books (2007), as narrated by Robert Joy.

8 Jan, 7–8 pm. Guest: performing songwriter Yves St-laurent. The show started with "So Far" and ended with "Not So Very Far" off his demo CD Trains, Blues & Guitars. The rest of the show was an interview interspersed with live performances of his "Song About Memphis", "Here Comes My Girl", and "The Underwear Song".

1 Jan, 7–8 pm. "Emergency" by Hugh Hazelton. BlackTop Motorcycle Gang writers' group members John Heinstein & Biff Mitchell joined me on air. The show included poems read by John and me, and Biff reading his story-prose poem "One-Eyed Josephine" while getting his hair cut and his head shaved by John live on radio.