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 26, 2011
1985 Toyota Van Back-seat intimacy of buckles and belts, hot red vinyl. Steering wheel sticky with sugar and grease. Late night confidante to three past relationships. Every dent catalogued, every rock that’s pocked the windshield, headlight split on the logging … Continue reading
Incompetent Angel Entering the daycare at naptime, lights turned low, soft music, my breath catches, every time: two dozen little futon beds, on each, a child, some sleep while others play shadow games or, eyes wide, indulge in private reveries. … Continue reading
*** Marilyn Boyle, member of LCP for two years, lives in the Caledon Hills. Her work appeared in Celebrating Canadian Women (Fitzhenry and Whiteside), Poet’s Market, and in a chapbook, lyingstill. Also a member of SOCAN, she has performed readings and … Continue reading