April is National Poetry Month, a time dedicated to reading, writing, speaking and promoting poetry in Canada.
To ensure that the word of National Poetry Month is heard across the country, the League of Canadian Poets sponsors readings and performances across Canada and produces a blog that features the works of LCP members.
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This year, National Poetry Month will celebrate poets, libraries and the Public Lending Right Commission.
Together, they work to cultivate Canadian poetry in our communities, nurturing creators and free access to their work.
As such, the theme for the 2011 LCP National Poetry Month blog is: nurture / nourrire.
Daily Archives: April 5, 2011
Poem for My Daughter You used to wake up in the middle of the night afraid of giant bees so you would squeeze between us. Sometimes, for no reason, you kiss me on the cheek bending me towards you like … Continue reading
Sign of Respect Afraid she’s fallen or had a stroke when she doesn’t answer my knock, I have the nurse unlock her door, ignoring with a daughter’s disdain the clearly written post-it note – “Do Not Disturb” in her school-teacher … Continue reading
My Body Nurses the (K)night I must hurt you to save you. I must listen to love you. You are bewitched, deluged with my Leaden Canadian Poems. O Twanged love, you can leave my stubborn strains behind. Your life must … Continue reading