We interview James Pickersgill this week. If asked, “When did you most recently compose a poem?” James will likely be able to say, “A few hours ago” or “Earlier today, I was continuing to work on a current one.”
Any poem James writes will very often be a love poem for his wife, who consistently refuses to be identified as “his muse” and rightly so.
James has been a happy-warrior type of poetry activist in our lively Cobourg Arts scene for many years, including service as a member of the various selection Committees appointed by Town Council to discern who should be our 2nd, 3rd and 4th Poets Laureate. James is the coordinator of the Third Thursday Readings and the Cobourg Poetry Workshop.