Thank you, Poets.

• 5th Nov, 14 •

 

I am sitting in a home in south-eastern Vancouver. It is the home of a woman named Karen, of her husband Mike, and of their two cats, Timmy and Maddy. Karen and Mike have worked incredibly hard for their entire lives. While I’m writing this, I am sitting beside the Order of British Columbia award that Karen won in recognition of her tireless work combatting homelessness. Karen and Mike are in Europe, celebrating their well-earned...

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Lookout for Lookout - Help us solve homelessness in Vancouver and beyond

• 5th Oct, 14 •

 

Dear Poets,

May I get serious with you?

For the last four years I have worked on and off for a Vancouver-based organization called Lookout Emergency Aid Society. I have had a lot of jobs in my adult life (as everybody - especially folks who tend to leave town a lot - have had). And while I am (at least somewhat) grateful to everyone who has provided me with gainful employment, no organization I have become...

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