By worldpoetry on January 23, 2009 - 11:43am
World Poet Lifetime Achievement Award winner and 96 years young this month;
Jan Furst is a retired naval architect and
marine engineer living on Bowen Island,
He will be calling from Bowen Island for a on air interview.
Show starts at 9 PM PST on CFRO 102.7 FM or on the internet at www.coopradio.org, follow the links to The World Poetry Cafe. Hosts are Ariadne Sawyer and guest host Diego Bastianutti.
Born in Oslo and educated
In Danzig (Now Gdansk) Jan worked as a
shipyard manager for many years, later as
consultant to marine industries and offshore
oil in Canada, Indonesia, The U.S.A and
the Bahamas. He was a commissioner on
the Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger
Disaster and now volunteers for several youth
organizations in Greater Vancouver.
He has an honorary doctorate from
Memorial University of Newfoundland.
He published “Kajakksport og Kajakkbygging”
(Oslo 1931), a treatise on the construction and
use of kayaks. He has a lifelong interest in old
Norse sagas and pre-Columbian North
American history and culture.
In yr. 2000, he published the book:” Thorfinn Thorhallson’s
Saga”,a semi historical novel that suggests a solution to the
Mystery of the pre Columbian colony on Greenland, that
Disappeared in the 14th.century without a trace.