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 16, 2011
The Hummingbird Each morning the man with the camera waits beside the bougainvillea for the hummingbird’s visit. Day after day at this hour he waits for the fleet moment he means to trap under glass or sell to magazines. Such … Continue reading
*** Published: Twelve Moons and Six More Poems, 2010, Ellen S. Jaffe, with art by Annie Mandlsohn. *** Ellen S. Jaffe grew up in New York City, came to Canada in 1979, and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Books include Water … Continue reading
Things We Might Have Done If we had more breath, more time we might have taken art lessons explored the Cadmium Yellows in a vase of freshly cut daffodils slid our feet in Prussian Blue seas a sip of wave, … Continue reading