Poems from Little Cararqui
Poems from Little Cararqui is a poem cycle written by Eric Folsom in Year Three of the Kingston Artists’ Association Inc. (K.A.A.I.)/Modern Fuel Gallery’s The Millennium Project. The ten-year art project, focused on the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area near Kingston, Ontario, “celebrates the re-integration of humanity and nature”. Poems from Little Cararqui explores and celebrates the past 10,000 years of life in this place from creation to ice age to The People to Samuel de Champlain to the Loyalists to the Frontenac Mall ...
Eric Folsom was born in Eric Folsom was born in the seaside city of Lynn, Massachusetts in 1951, and has lived in Kingston, Ontario, since 1974. He has a BA from Dalhousie University, a BEd from St. Mary’s University, both in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and he has taught Creative Writing at St. Lawrence College in Kingston.
Folsom’s poetry has appeared in numerous periodicals, the ephemeral 1981 chapbook Brewed for Ontario, as well as in the anthologies More Garden Varieties Two (The Mercury Press, 1990), Written in Stone: A Kingston Reader (Quarry Press, 1993), and Vintage 95 (Quarry Press/The League of Canadian Poets, 1996).
Folsom’s first book, Poems from Little Cararqui, was published by Broken Jaw Press in 1994. He has been an associate editor at Quarry Magazine for over 15 years, and from 1986 to 1993 he published and edited Next Exit, a quarterly poetry magazine. His other books are What Kind of Love Did You Have in Mind? (Wolsak and Wynn, 1997) and Icon Driven (Wolsak and Wynn).
Eric Folsom read from Poems from Little Cararqui for Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Cafe (CBC Radio) in a live recording 4 June 2002 at The Grand Theatre, Kingston, for broadcast on June 15th and 22nd, 2002.
September 1994 / 8.5” x 5.5” / 56 pp / poetry (BISAC: POE011000)
Broken Jaw Press
ISBN 0-921411-28-6 (tp) / $14.95