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 11, 2011
Caught In Granite (2011) When river greets morning shore with summer’s kiss, we fish each day from the tall, twin boulders – father, brother, me; and we cast strong lines, holding first quivers of bass, our days long-baited:secret bounties of … Continue reading
The Orphan and the Stranger I’m an orphan, sir, my mother’s mute; see these paper birds I make (or fans or valentines), tell me they sing, sir, tell me I sing I’m an orphan, sir; these paper birds with hands … Continue reading
Ode to Milk Nurse a child for six years to make him a wrestler, the Mongolians say, their children still nursing at age four, even nine. Engorged breasts proffered around the room to the ailing and elderly. Or perhaps milk … Continue reading