Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
I am your host Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
I am excited and thrilled to connect with my friend and poet, Tina Do, to discuss the poet’s journey in a global world. Tina Do is a Vancouver-based poet, unashamed dinosaur aficionado and Master of Arts student at Simon Fraser University living and working on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwitlem) and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Tina was honoured with her first publication credit from The /tƐmz/ Review and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2020. Her poetry will be featured in the forthcoming Best Canadian Poetry, and Canadian Literature. These days, you can catch her reading up on whether or not dinosaurs had lips and trying not to over-love her plants.
Tina and I first met at a Robert Burns celebration in February 2019 when she was the guest poet. As she recited her poem “Multiples of 12” I felt tears comes. Her voice resonated with emotional clarity and compassion.
I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia
Thank you for joining Tina and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.
And a special thank you, Tina, for sharing your insights, your love of poetry and your poet’s journey. Your continued awareness, and love of words inspires me. I know that you have encouraged listeners to recognize that poetry is a calling and a responsibility