Celebrating poets of PhoneMe
Anyone can become a part of PhoneMe community. These are the profiles of some of our poets, those who contributed their time and creativity at the first stage of the project. Their enthusiasm and support of PhoneMe is what made the project grow and become what it is today. Please take time to learn more about these wonderful talented individuals and join us in our creative workshops every Wednesday 3–5pm at nə́c̓aʔmat ct StrathconaBranch. 730 East Hastings Street. Vancouver.
Gilles Cyrenne writes with the PhoneMe project, Fire Writers and Thursday’s Writing Collective; all gatherings of Downtown Eastside geniuses. He has published a chapbook of poems entitled Emerge.
Graham is a man of science, who wants to leave a mark on Vancouver. He first saw the Second Narrows Bridge, when he was a sailor and it was lying like teeth of a giant saw supported in sections with the opposite ends in water.
Maria started writing poetry for the PhoneMe project. She says, “Poetry inspires me to share my thoughts, both real and imagined. Poetry opens the heart and the mind.”
Mila has been a participant of several writing projects in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She had readings at SFU, at Heart of the City Festival, and other public spaces in the city. She has been living in British Columbia for over 10 years. She is passionate about social justice, writing and dancing.
Anita loves poetry. She is a member of PhoneMe and other writing projects in the Downtown Eastside. She also publishes her poems in Mandarin in a local community newspaper. She says, “Poetry sings like a flower or a floating cloud. Poetry is my life.”