Tag: Kirk Verner

“All Bagged-Up, With Nowhere To Go”


By: Kirk Verner As the first week of summer drifts through Toronto like a lost locomotive, my nose hairs tingle from the smell of rubble. Toronto’s trash is all bagged-up, with nowhere to go. Soon to be towering high over our heads, our trash…

Mute


By Kirk Verner Timid lips finally spew jargon. You have less of an accent than expected. Racing eyes, rarely locking. Your fear lies in direct eye-contact. Crossed arms, your knuckles are white again. You look like a librarian, neat and gentle. Your wet palm…

Babylon


By Kirk Verner A thousand worlds. Stretching from Babylon, To the mines below. I love you more than the beauty of flying geese. Uniform precision, instinctive direction. More than a flower needs the sky’s rain. Bright eyes of a daisy, tall and lean. I…

“Death All Around Me”


By: Kirk Verner Death is usually not a topic that dwells in my mind, well at least not the concern for my own faith. The truth is, death is as common a conversation topic as the weather. Talk of violence, gore, and death circles…

The Somnambulist 3 – The Mine


Kirk Verner writes about Working in a Mine – Photo Courtesy of Kirk Verner Kirk Verner (a.k.a The Somnambulist) goes places so you do not have to. In this podcast, he goes deep inside a dangerous mine.  Listen to his amazing journey:

Check Out The Stevedores!!!!!!


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From Riches to Rags


By Kirk Verner When I graduated, with honours, from Seneca College’s broadcast journalism program in April of 2009, the world was my oyster, but unfortunately, I was the one who got shucked. Just prior to graduating, I flew to Saskatchewan to attend a few…

New Stevedores video to take your breath away…‏


New Stevedores rehearsal video out! The boys are busy practising up for recording later this week. Go watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2P7wmuZd8M&feature=youtu.be And find me and ‘like’ me to get up-to-date Stevedore info at: https://www.facebook.com/kirk.stevedore -kirk stevedore

Kirk Verner and The Stevedores – Available For Record Labels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


http://www.alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/9/15/i-like-this-the-stevedores.html facebook.com/thestevedores reverbnation.com/thestevedores

Caterpillar


By Kirk Verner As you blossom from a furry bug into a beautiful butterfly, I watch in amazement. I think I like you both ways? Your orange fur looks like skin. Can you see me with your eyes? The peak of your wing, peaks…

Anti-Social Networking


By Kirk Verner How about these social networking sites? How do you feel about them? Aren’t they great? I beg to be different and beg to differ. These mind-numbing social sites are all that people talk about. “I have over 10,000 friends on MySpace….

New York’s Alright…If You Like Red Snapper


By Kirk Verner The air is sticky, not hot and humid, simply sticky. I have never been to New York City before, so I assume this is how it always feels here in mid-June. The smell protruding from the sewer-covers is definitely as awful…

Sit Down Tracy


Kirk Verner February 24th/2010 Calling all Canadian music gurus! Calling all couch potatoes who are feed-up with boring, mundane bands from Toronto! Calling those who “think” they know what is hip and fresh, but truly have no idea due to their pop-culture brainwashing…extra detergent!…

“Steel Wool on a Stick”- book review by: Kirk Verner


By Kirk Verner Copious amounts of marijuana, fistfuls of Prozac, sleeping in cars, and a pedal bike; you’d think this was a story of a down-and-out Tour de France hopeful, but the case could not be further from reality. Nor is it a story…

Terrified In Toronto


By Kirk Verner Toronto, Ontario June 22, 2010 2:08 PM EDT Downtown Toronto is a fortress. I stand on the corner of Bay Street and Front Street feeling more rodent-like than human. I look left and then right, searching for a pile of cheese…

A Tale of Missing Underwear


By Kirk Verner July 4th/2009 11:14 p.m. The 60C bus rattles loudly down Yonge Street as I sit in a scotch-induced haze; I’m heading home after a long night in the studio. I’m sitting in the back half of the bus, staring at a…

Coming Up on Donna Magazine


Coming Up on Donna Magazine, there will be reviews from books by Dennis Desrosiers, Mikaya Heart and others. Look out for them soon.

Life is Just a Game of Cribbage


By Kirk Verner Fifteen-two, fifteen-four, a pair is six, and a run of three makes nine! A respectful hand indeed! This is certainly enough to propel my two little pegs around the wooden board; seeking 121 points before my combatant can do so. Huh?…

Ride Again Tomorrow


By Kirk Verner I was saddened to hear of a horrifying, fatal accident that took place in rural Saskatchewan, my hometown, over the holiday season. By the way, people drive on the blustery Saskatchewan highways you’d think this was certainly where a fatal accident…

Happy New Year!


This year has been a great one for Donna Magazine.The magazine took on an intern, Rachel Muenz, who did a wide variety of fantastic creative writing and non-fiction pieces. We also had the contributions of other writers such as Kirk Verner and Alex Young….

Hippophobic


By Kirk Verner It was a wondrous Sunday afternoon in the middle of August when I was graciously given the opportunity to ride my very first horse. I remember being young, fearless, a cowboy for a day.

Away For Too Long


by Kirk Verner Wake up, wander the streets, wind stings my eyes, I have forgotten what a real prairie breeze feels like.

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