SUMMER OF FIRE - Sean Arthur Joyce

Summer of Fire Part 1 is excerpted from a four-poem sequence in Blue Communion, a collection of poetry by Sean Arthur Joyce published by Ekstasis Editions, Victoria, BC in 2023. This poem was originally written in 2003, the first major wildfire season in British Columbia in the 21st century. Harmonica by Jordan Cliff. 

Performed at the Langham Theatre in the Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC Canada, September 15, 2023. 

Recorded by Sandhill Studios ( 

Dead Crow and the Spirit Engine 

Q and A

 An interview with author Tom Wayman about Joyce's new book, Dead Crow & the Spirit Engine

Dead Crow: Prologue: live 

A live performance of Dead Crow: Prologue recorded at Convergence Writers' Weekend.  Silverton, BC June 2018.  Featuring Noel Fudge on live soundscape and Mike Savage on lighting.  Filmed and edited by Isaac Carter of ICandyFilms.

Dead Crow: Prologue: studio 

Imagine a creature tens of thousands of years old, sent to Earth as a watcher by a shadowy race of gods.

Now imagine that he’s equally capable of appearing as a crow or a human, with the jaded attitude of a film noir detective, and you have the personality profile of a character known as Dead Crow.

As the introductory prose poem to a work-in-progress of narrative poems, the Prologue combines elements of mythology drawn from classical, Celtic and aboriginal sources to create its powerful central character.

Talking Kootenay Books - Episode 020

An interview with Sean Arthur Joyce discussing his latest publications "Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest" and "Mountain Blues"

The Muse: Chameleon Fire video

A video created in 2001 with funding from the BRAVOFact Foundation. Written and directed by Sean Arthur Joyce, music by Steve Montgomery, featuring Dawn (Scott) Bird and Jasmine O'Brien. Cameras by Tony Salway and Jeremy Grant; editing by Jeremy Grant. Copyright 2001 / 2016 Chameleon Fire Editions, Copyright 2001 / 2016 Sean Arthur Joyce. 

Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest

est Kootenay journalist, poet and historian Sean Arthur Joyce gave a talk at the Revelstoke Museum about the 1869-1948 phenomena known as the Home Children. These were 100,000 penniless children whose parents gave them up to a variety of social agencies, which then sent them to Canada as indentured servants and labourers. They were, for the most part, between the ages of 10 and 16 when they were forced to leave. Joyce's book, Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest tells the story of these boys and girls, some of whom ended up here in BC. He gave the talk at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives on Tuesday, October 21. 

Mountain Blues Book Launch

The launch of my novel "Mountain Blues" at The Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo, BC, June 10, 2018, with special guest appearance by guitarist Jon Burden performing Robert Johnson's "Stop Breaking Down."