This post is taken from the CBC website.:
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, CBC Books asked poets the question: “What is the power of poetry?”
Lenea Grace is a poet based in Gibsons, B.C. Her collection of poetry, A Generous Latitude, maps a series of relationships within a greater exploration of Canadiana, barrelling through shield and crag, river and slag.
“To me, the power lies in precision, the economy of words. A few stanzas can pack an oceanic punch — that is to say, deep and far-reaching — and do so without the luxury of length afforded to novels. I’m interested in poetry as a form of controlled chaos.
“Or to reverse that — poetry as a drunk and disorderly schoolmarm, a diagrammed sentence gone rogue, where subject and predicate kiss, bow, take off their shoes, break all the rules.”
Check out this list of 14 Canadian Poets To Watch (Read) in 2018
And… there is a POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP on Wednesday, April 18th at 10 am in the LC. Jónína Kirton, author of An Honest Woman (shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize) will be with us for 1 hour sharing her knowledge, experience and tips. Please speak with Ms. Hobbs if you are interested.
Come check out some of our poetry selections in the Learning Commons.
Find more info here: http://bctela.ca/
As the week draws to a close, let’s celebrate our Freedom to Read whatever we like.
To learn more about freedom of expression and which books have been challenged in Canada, go here: http://www.freedomtoread.ca/
Big PINK reminder. Wear as much PINK as you can to celebrate the value of kindness, compassion, empathy and care.
Have nothing PINK? Don’t worry. Be Kind. Be Compassionate. Be Empathetic. Care. That’s what really matters.
For more information, go here: Pink Shirt Day