Coverts Poverts Strike Again!

They’re baaaaaack… Nanaimo’s free-form and ever-changing poetic ensemble known as the Povert Coverts has struck again in the weedy lot at the end of Prideaux Street!

Yesterday under sunny skies seven Covert Poverts performed Mary Ann Moore‘s poem “Call Me The Name I Call Myself” to an audience seated on concrete abutments.

Yesterday’s Poverts (from left to right) were: Kim Clark, Kim Goldberg, Rie Okamura, Leanne McIntosh, Gordon May, Mary Ann Moore and David Fraser.

Covert Poverts are a loose-knit, self-defining group of Nanaimo-area poets who stage collaborative poetry happenings in unorthodox locations (vacant lots, alleys, bridges, drainage ditches…) advertised only through the cybervine – email, twitter, facebook. Like raves or flashmobs, but for poetry. Our inaugural Povert Covert happening occurred in July.

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and the author of 8 books of poetry and nonfiction. Latest titles: DEVOLUTION (poems of ecopocalypse), UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact:
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