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 6, 2011
BINARIES Your body, your many hidden sides, your mouth, your eyes, your pale skin, illuminated by the sun that seeps through my bedroom window. Sometimes I’m on the ceiling looking down. Your arms, thin as wishbones, wrap around me making … Continue reading
Midwinter mild spell the wind tangled in west and south directions pushes me forwards and sideways, the dog playing tug of war pulls with his leash, and when a squirrel streaks across, the dog stops, starts: among crippled wispy trees … Continue reading
Prevention My father drives from his end of the island to mine, bearing an article establishing a link between soy and breast cancer. Without a word, still wearing his coat, shoulders heavy with snow, he goes straight for my fridge. … Continue reading