A kundalini cowgirl rooted in the moment.
Pamela Bentley is a poet, writer, teacher, workshop facilitator, radio host and a short-film producer. She has published four chapbooks of poetry, the most recent being Sea, Sky, and Everything In Between (Fall 2017). Since 2011, she co-hosts weekly show, Wax Poetic, on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM, that can also be found as a free podcast on iTunes. She has served as the Director of Member Services at Co-op Radio. She hosts the (mostly) monthly ‘Chicken Sessions’ poetry and music performance salon at her home in East Vancouver, and she became a ‘Centurionatrix’ at the Vancouver Poetry Slam in 2016, the only woman in North America to share 100 poems on a poetry slam stage without repeating one. She is now the Directing Manager of Verses Festival of Words which takes place every April, produced by Vancouver Poetry House. Her poems have been published in Sin Fronteras, Quills, and RCLAS Royal City Poets.
Pamela has produced and production coordinated short films including book trailers for Dennis E. Bolen and Kevin Chong, a video interpretation of George Bowering’s poem, and the mockumentary web-series ‘Vita Bella: The Dogumentary’ that she also co-wrote. Pamela has taught English, Creative Writing, Performance Poetry, and Drama to high school and college students in Ontario, Alberta, Punjab (India), and in New Mexico. She and her stories were born in the bayous of Louisiana, raised on the Canadian Prairies, ripened along the Ottawa and Rideau rivers, then steeped in India and the American Southwest.
At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Pamela will be the Booksigning Author presenting her latest collection of poems titled Sea, Sky, and Everything In Between. More about the event is here: january-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.