Poetry in the Prow
Calgary's newest Public Library opened to fanfare and celebration. Part of the inaugural ceremonies included Poetry in the Prow, where patrons could sit down for a chat and a personal poem typed on a manual typewriter on the spot. What a thrill to be invited to participate in this momentous event!
From Rosemary Griebel, director of the Calgary Public Library:
"Dear Poets – Thank you again for being a part of the opening of our New Central Library. As Mayor Nenshi said: “This Library is a springboard of dreams; a place that will help us all dream bigger.”
I am certain that every person who spoke with you or had a personal poem created just for them is now dreaming a little bit bigger, whether it was the elderly women who had a poem written for her birthday or the child who typed her first poem on a typewriter. Your words have such power."