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 12, 2011
Ill Beauty I am watching the little girl snipping milkweed leaves to feed the fat larvae she has brought indoors set in the deep prison of a brown box … she holds in her hand a clutch of green a … Continue reading
Pillows, Tea-towels, a Chipped Vase, a Colander (for Nathaniel) This rental house–mismatched stone, stucco, and siding such a curious shade of green I imagine someone mixing together leftovers from rusty tins. A creased map lies open beside me on the … Continue reading
Family Dinners: Salt and Pepper The wooden scalloped valance above the kitchen window in the old house I remember, and that the window itself framed only the white stucco wall of the house next door. Sun through it. Grudgingly … Continue reading