The Hermit Poet

May 17, 2006

Poems and Poet Finding Homes

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 5:45 pm

The Poet Finds a Home

Well, after some discussion last night with a friend of a family friend who lives in Vancouver area, it looks like I won’t be homeless when I move up there this July. I’ll be living in Port Coquitlam, about 30 minutes away from the downtown core (so really out almost on the edge of Greater Vancouver). It’s a nice place (from what I hear) and will be a good home base for a busy writer/creative writing instructor who moonlights as a web designer.

Two Poems Find a Home

In other good news — this afternoon I heard from Redactions ( that they would like to publish two poems from my new manuscript (ie. manuscript #2): “comment” and “conditional.” For those who have talked to me recently, I’m hard at work on a manuscript called Babbage’s Dream which explores the strange surreal beauty and exile of the modern day computer programmer. These are the first two poems from this second manuscript to get published — and already it seems that there is a much greater interest in this work than my first manuscript (something which leaves me with mixed feelings obviously!).

In any case, it’s an exciting time. Stay tuned for more poetry updates.

One Response to “Poems and Poet Finding Homes”

  1. Christine Aitken Says:

    Hi, Neil,

    Congretulations!! It seems like it is a good month after all.

    Best luck.