We are sad to report that Bud Osborn, the unofficial poet laureate of the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, has passed away. Bud was a passionate poet and advocate for the dispossessed, and the Downtown Eastside will sorely miss his presence.
A longer remembrance of Bud can be found on our blog, Arsenalia
. As well, Vancouver MP Libby Davies shares her thoughts about Bud's passing with CBC Radio's Rick Cluff, which you can access
Our condolences go out to his loved ones.