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 21, 2011
nightgardening is when all that’s fertile comes together with dirt and these seeds are planted: who, what, where. and when hands runnel through soil, fingers spread leaves and wrap tendrils around. what clings, what holds on, what rises and grows. … Continue reading
Secular Saint “También anda Dios en la cocina, entre los pucheros.” “God also walks in the kitchen among the pots and pans.” St. Theresa of Ávila. She keeps watch over the bar. I beckon. She leans towards me. Not just … Continue reading
ALL THE WILD WINDS OF THE WORLD GO HOWLING THROUGH YOU as you write one more poem of longing and send it shivering into the next world because, inside you, it no longer has a home. What do you expect … Continue reading