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 22, 2011
Spring Planting Your poet stands before you, his store of words cached in his blue velvet bag. He peers inside, chooses a word, turns it over, polishes it on sleeve, flat-palms it to you. Take the word, hold it in … Continue reading
I Have Been Calling Them –written at a mountain firelookout For a long time I have been calling them without reply. I smell them in the DNA hills of my boreal bed I see them waiting on a black forest … Continue reading
Kay – First Mother-in-Law (1900 – 1995) My baby & I willed your words: Et a banarna. You and I orphaned, you mothered me – how to bathe baby, extend casseroles. Widowed, you rented out bedrooms, knelt to … Continue reading