Fine poet and friend Jamie Reid passed away suddenly, and too soon, in June. He is missed. Family and friends across many artistic and political communities are placing a bench and plaque in his honour at Stanley Park, in Vancouver. Here are some online readings of Jamie’s — from his completed and unpublished Fake Poems: https://archive.org/details/WaxPoeticMay30JamieReid; from his book Prez, included as part of a documentary about Lester Young: https://lesterlives.wordpress.com.
Should you want to donate, or learn more, the details are below:
Memorial Bench and Plaque Jamie Reid 1941— 2015
To honour the life and legacy of Jamie Reid, a park bench will be dedicated in his memory. The bench will be located on the seawall in Stanley Park overlooking Burrard Inlet, and will bear a bronze plaque and dedication inscription in his name.
If you wish to contribute to the purchase of this memorial for Jamie, you can make a donation directly through the Vancouver Parks Board website. Go to the Donate Now page at http://donate.vancouver.ca/ and select Create a Designation. In the Designation field, select James Reid in Memory Fund.