After a few years of hiatus, The Heart of the Library series returns. At 7:30pm EST, Sat May 15 you can catch the re-launch on the 100 Mile Artist Network Channel. I’ll be in conversation with the ever-effervescent Ilse Turnsen.
Novels can suspend disbelief. Why can’t poems. The length or scope? I suppose poems want to poke holes in belief. Poems are a chance for real talk, not pleasing narrative.
Forwarded information from Nick, president of the Merrickville Artist Guild. To date $9,355 has been raised for the Lesley Strutt Poetry Prize. The League of Canadian Poets who were very enthusiastic and supportive of the idea of creating a prize in Lesley’s name. The League developed a process and path forward for an annual poetry […]
83. A Cartography of Home by Hayden Saunier (Terrapin Books, 2021) is a relatable American collection and Saunier’s fifth. I was granted a review copy from the press. Saunier is an actor and organizer of a poetry and improv group. Her poems remind me closest of Catherine Graham’s storytelling poems. The collection propelled me to […]
It would mean more if we saw people and could thrust random poetry at them physically. Still. Up with poetry. I got a poem from Kim Fahner in the mail. The postcards are a League of Canadian Poets initiative. You can hear Beekeeping and the 14 other poems at poets.ca or download the postcard pack. […]