Nanaimo kicked off National Poetry Month with a fantastic launch of the latest Poem Gallery at the Harbourfront Library this afternoon. This year’s Poem Gallery is the biggest to date, featuring 76 poems by 48 poets!
These are the 48 poets featured in this year’s Poem Gallery:
Adam Cramb, Adreanna Dollman, Alison Hutzler, Amy Falkenberg, Andrew Brown, Angelika Kolompar, Caroline Woodward, Christine Lowther, David Fraser, David Merrifield, Diane Young, Dierdre Godwin, , Gerard Rochford, Greg Blanchette, Harvey Jenkins, Janet Beggs, Janice Lore, Jessica Dawson, Jim Erkiletian, Joe Lunch Bucket, Joe Rosenblatt, Judith Bilodeau, Kathy Inglis, Katy McCuish, Ken McVay, Kim Goldberg, Kirsten Emmott, Laurie (Peck) Hutchinson, Leanne McIntosh, Marian van der Zon, Mark Warrior, Mary Ann Moore, Mary Ella Read, Meldy Wilton, Michael Dance, Monique Smit, Naomi Beth Wakan, Pat Smekal, Penny Sidor, Richard Skipp, Robin A. Sams, Sandy Shreve, Stephen Novik, Tom Joseph, Ursula Vaira, Valerie Alia, Violet Walter, Winona Baker
And 17 of us were on hand to read our poems today at the Grand Opening. I emceed the event and managed to snap a few pics of my compatriots…
For more good times with poetry during National Poetry Month, join the Roaming Poets in the Park on Sunday, April 21 at Maffeo Sutton Park from 1:30-3:30 pm. Open mic, so bring a poem of your own to share down at the park.