“Me and Dread” by Carol Good
League of Canadian Poets Blog
by Nic Brewer
1d ago
Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “Me and Dread” by Carol Good, part of the League’s Fresh Voices program. Me and Dread By Carol Good The way old friends walk together— that is how it is today with me and grief. —From “Settling in” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer I seldom introduce Dread by name euphemisms are more polite in public Being realistic, my current favourite Dread and I agree that as long as I acknowledge the company I keep we have a truce We don’t have to talk much anymore all that we’ve had to say has been said The way old friends walk t ..read more
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“An Elegy for La” by Ryan Boggs
League of Canadian Poets Blog
by Nic Brewer
2d ago
Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “An Elegy for La” by Ryan Boggs. Due to its formatting, this poem is only available as an image. An Elegy for La By Ryan Boggs Copyright © Ryan Boggs Relating to life; trying to write. Subscribe to Poetry Pause, or support Poetry Pause with a donation today! Browse the Poetry Pause archives The post “An Elegy for La” by Ryan Boggs appeared first on League of Canadian Poets ..read more
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“slow burn” by Renite Manisha Gosal
League of Canadian Poets Blog
by Nic Brewer
3d ago
Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “slow burn” by Renite Manisha Gosal. Slow Burn By Renite Manisha Gosal i. medication for grief residing in these bones; ii. an antidote to apathy on days I forget why I walk this earth candlelit laughing fits on august evenings, salt on my lips, the heat of the sun in my hair, flowers at my doorstep. swimming in grief, hands hold me up to the waterline. submerged in navy seas, loved ones keep me from drowning. crying on shoulders beneath stars as waves crash. hands intertwined on bitter winter afternoons, scribbled li ..read more
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Missing, not fishing, a review of Gone Miss ng by Antony Di Nardo | Louise Carson
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by Nic Brewer
4d ago
Gone Miss ng Hidden Brook Press 2020 ISBN: 9781989786048 Number of pages: 106 Weight: 168 g Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 6 mm      I really like these poems.      The second ‘i’ of the word missing is absent from the title of the book, and the poem ‘Missng’ is about our things and spaces after we – each ‘I’ – are gone. “a disembodied dress” and “a shirt without a soul.”  And maybe (despite the title of this review) Antony Di Nardo has gone fishing, a bit, as we all do when death gets up close and personal ..read more
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“Watching Egg (My Cat) Sleep from Across the Room” by Hayden Finkelshtain
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by Nic Brewer
4d ago
Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “Watching Egg (My Cat) Sleep from Across the Room” by Hayden Finkelshtain. Due to its formatting, this poem is only available as an image. Watching Egg (My Cat) Sleep from Across the Room) By Hayden Finkelshtain Copyright © Hayden Finkelshtain Hayden Finkelshtain is a Toronto-based actor and poet. Recent work has been published in Holes: An Anthology by JLRB Press, and in Stink Eye Magazine. He has two cats, Jack Black and Egg. @rudimentpoetry Subscribe to Poetry Pause, or support Poetry Pause with a donation t ..read more
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“How to Stay Alive” by Chad Norman
League of Canadian Poets Blog
by Nic Brewer
5d ago
Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “How to Stay Alive” by Chad Norman. How to Stay Alive By Chad Norman For Anna Jean Mallinson For myself and perhaps for some others it is all about watching, no, admiring the crystalline examples of intelligence found at times in the shade on a far-too-hot afternoon, those winged ones I share this staying-alive thing with flutter about seeking the perfect branch, no, stone, or blade of grass, to land on, knowing then one spot, no, choice, is to be the coolest. Copyright © Chad Norman First appeared in Poetry Pau ..read more
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Spoken Word Saturday: Luke Reece and Cassandra Myers
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by Nic Brewer
1w ago
Spoken Word Saturday is a showcase of the amazing Spoken Word Poetry talent that can be found from coast to coast. The Dirt’s Internet by Luke Reece and Cassandra Myers Watch on Youtube “The Dirt’s Internet” was a project commissioned by Kids Help Phone: Watch this spoken word video about well-being – Kids Help Phone Luke Reece is one of Toronto’s most decorated slam poets, becoming the Toronto Poetry Slam (TPS) Grand Champion in 2017, winning the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word as the captain of the TPS team and then again in 2018 as the team coach. In 2018 he placed 2nd in C ..read more
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“Swallowing” by Sarah Hilton
League of Canadian Poets Blog
by Nic Brewer
1w ago
Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “Swallowing” by Sarah Hilton, part of the League’s Fresh Voices program. Swallowing By Sarah Hilton Become sick long enough and your illness becomes an animal. My body began growing something poisonous inside my mouth after I met you. My tonsils ballooning after our first kiss. My throat puckered, an over ripe fruit. You slip into my mouth anyways and graze against the wound with urgency, finding every corner of its cavity like water swamping the bath. I swallow to prevent drowning, the salt of you in my throat, the ..read more
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ST@NZA 21.1 May 2024
League of Canadian Poets Blog
by Nic Brewer
1w ago
Read ST@NZA 21.1 May 2024 now! The issue can be viewed as images below, but will not contain active links. To read as a PDF with active links, click the download button below. Download ST@NZA 21.1 May 2024 The post ST@NZA 21.1 May 2024 appeared first on League of Canadian Poets ..read more
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Apocalypse Soon (Maybe), a review of Uninterrupted by Gillian Harding-Russell | Louise Carson
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by Nic Brewer
1w ago
Uninterrupted Ekstasis Editions 2020 ISBN 978-1-77171-410-5 Poetry 150 pages 6 x 9 $24.95      Going right to the heart of this book, I’m beginning with the title poem, which is also the title of the second section of the book.      Divided into four sections (the poem, not the book – it has seven), each is headed by a single italicized line. Here they are:           Sky reaches an arm over the sleeping hills.           Walk closer and you may see    ..read more
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