a poetic exchange & artist conversation with Rita Wong, Emily Riddle & Sacha Ouellet
produced and edited by Erica Hiroko Isomura
From the Prairies to the Pacific Rim is a poetic storytelling piece created in response to climate despair. It aims to connect listeners with the spirit of language, land, water, and one other.
Poets Rita Wong, Emily Riddle, Sacha Ouellet and Erica Hiroko Isomura trace their ancestries, activism, and artistic endeavours from amiskwaciwâskahikan in the Prairies, across the Rocky Mountains, and into the Salish Sea.
This is a process-based audio piece, created from a series of poetic exchanges and artist conversations recorded during June and July 2021 for the 45th annual Powell Street Festival.