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On books: Bertrand Bickersteth’s ‘The Response of Weeds’


A chance encounter at a bus stop was the first step in Bertrand Bickersteths discovery of Black history in Alberta. Bertrand shares those stories and his own experiences in his acclaimed book of poems, The Response of Weeds.

Bertrand is presenting his poems tomorrow, February 24, 2021, as part of Story Café, The Black Experience – Journeys of a People, through Storytelling Alberta.

CKUA’s Scott Zielsdorf spoke with Bertrand about his poetry and the inspirations behind it.