Poem Gallery – Launched!

Kim Goldberg, emcee

We had a smashingly successful launch of our latest Poem Gallery last Sunday, April 15, at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library. 39 local poets contributed more than 60 poems to this year’s Poem gallery. And 18 of those poets were on hand at the Sunday launch party to read their work on display.

I emceed the whole thing, as usual. And I managed to snap a few pics along the way. The only drawback to emceeing is that by the time the readings were over, all the cookies were too!

Amy Falkenberg

Harbourfront Library Poem Gallery can be viewed on the library’s panoramic window facing out onto Diana Krall Plaza. The display is double-sided, so you need to stand both inside and outside the window to read all the poems.

The Poem Gallery is changed every April during National Poetry Month. If you live within the Vancouver Island Regional Library System, and if you would like to submit 1 or 2 SHORT poems for consideration for next year’s Poem Gallery, email them as a Word document to Anthony Martin at amartin@virl.bc.ca

Here is the complete list of poets featured in the current Poem Gallery:

David Fraser

Adreanna Dollman
Amy Falkenberg
Ann Walker
Barbara Botham
Beverly Marshall
Caitlin Johnston
Charlene Ann
Charronne Johnston
David Fraser              
Diane Gibbons           
Dierdre Godwin         
Gerard Rochford        
Gregory Skala
Harvey Jenkins
Heide Brown  
Helen Thomas
Hugh Mcleod
Janice Lore     
Jano Thibodeau
Jenny Fjellgaard

Heide Brown

Jim Erkiletian
John Beaton
Kamal Parmar
Kim Clark
Kim Goldberg
Katy McCuish           
Leanne McIntosh
Mary Ann Moore
Mildred Tremblay
Naomi Wakan
Pamela Porter
Patricia Smekal
Priscilla Dunning
Regis Chapman
Robin A. Sams           
Sheila Nopper
Susan Constable
Violet Walter
Winona Baker

Regis Chapman


Sheila Nopper


Violet Walter


Winona Baker


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: goldberg@ncf.ca
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