The theme of the new Poem Gallery is “CHANGE”.
The following 37 poets from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Island have contributed 56 poems about change to this year’s Poem Gallery:
Amy Falkenberg, Barbara Botham, Bill Engleson, Bruce Burnett, Carla Stein, David Fraser, Evelyn McGachy, HawkOwl, Heide Brown, Jacquie Howardson, Jessica Dawson, Jim Erkiletian, Jock McKeen, Joe Rosenblatt, Justice, Katy McCuish, Kim Clark, Kim Goldberg, Larry Gambone, Lee-Anne Dore, Leanne McIntosh, Madeleine Nattrass, Marina Blokker, Mary Ann Moore, M.C. Warrior, Meldy Wilton, Naomi Beth Wakan, Patricia (Pat) Smekal, Paulette McCarthy, P.C. Vandall, Philip Gordon, Reinie Heydemann, Robin A. Sams, Susan Pederson, Sheila Simpson- Brown, Sherry Marr, Violet Walter.
Many of these 37 poets will be on hand on April 6 to read their poems.
The Nanaimo Poem Gallery has been going since 2008, when I created the first one in an empty storefront window in downtown Nanaimo. It has since become a permanent feature of the Harbourfront Library, and the poems on display are changed every year during National Poetry Month.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Juice and cookes will be served.