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The Slow Word Uncurls: A tribute evening to late poet Joe Blades


Joe Blades brought his passion for poetry with him everywhere, much like the journals that were his constant companion. Joe was a poet, a publisher, an artist, and champion of the literary arts. He passed away April 22nd, 2020, at age 58, leaving behind a wealth of written and artistic contributions that span 40 years of hard work and reflect a tenacious dedication to art making and promotion.

Please join Joe’s friends, colleagues, and family as we pay tribute to his life and work. A special thanks to UNB Libraries, UNB Arts Centre and City of Fredericton for their generous support of these events.

Memorial Reading: UNB, Harriet Irving Library, Event Space (rm 318), 7:00PM - 9:00PM Friday, October 21st, 2022. Refreshments and gifts of Joe’s work will be provided. Please consult UNB's masking policy.

Blades Archive Display: UNB Harriet Irving Library, 3rd floor, Research Commons, October 17th November 14th, 2022. A curated selection of his journals, art, and memorabilia. The complete archive is accessible at Archives & Special Collections, UNB Libraries.

Broken Jaw Press Book Display: UNB Harriet Irving Library, 1st floor, Learning Commons, October 17th to November 14th.

** Seating is limited, please RSVP through The Slow Word Uncurls event Facebook page.
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