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 25, 2011
Sandwiched i) Tick tock is small. Swing load, sweet bladderette; bus is comin’ for to carry us home. Words from his prime are prime numbers dividing me against myself decades later. I love you— (emphasis on the unspoken “anyway”). A heated … Continue reading
I dream I’m in an airplane about to take off. The airplane becomes a large room and I sit on the floor, take hold of straps to prepare myself for the vertical take-off. In this room dining table chairs crowd … Continue reading
Blood The native spirits tread softly, bear sweet grass in medicine hide pouch. They have flown to me over the River Grand for I, too, was once an Indian: tall and lean, my face a shade of sun. My hair … Continue reading