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Words That Move Me

Musician and author Jim Jackson put music to three of my CowichanSseries poems and they were performed and danced to by Kunji Mark Ikeda … to hear my poetry put to music and see them danced …. magical!!

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to listen to This Town That

The People's Poetry Festival

One of my poems was selected to be rendered into art by Judy Deleo and featured in October 2018 at Calgary's People's Poetry Festival.

The piece was inspired by a line from Shakespeare's  The Tempest … Be Not Afeared ...

Excerpt:  

Dream yourself a home in the trees, a walk to sip and bathe in stream, a meal of nuts and berries.   Dream a winter shelter too,built of log and snow. 

Dream leather upon

the soles of your feet to tread these well-worn paths 

a dream so sweet that should you awaken,

you would cry to dream again …

 

Reading from Unity at Shelf Life Books

Poetry at Calgary's 2018 Artwalk, with Poet Laureate Sheri-D Wilson and other local poets

This year marks the 35th anniversary of ArtWalk; A free annual festival designed for all Calgarians to experience the wide-range of visual art in Calgary. Whether you are familiar with or brand new to Calgary’s art scene—walk, ride, or hop to dozens of venues across the city to take in artist talks and tours, exhibitions, workshops, and more.


Creativity has no rules, so create your own ArtWalk. The beauty of the event is that you can customize your own walk—take in just a few galleries or try to see them all. Many galleries organize special events over the weekend, so watch the website for listings and times, download a map, and get walking!

 

All are welcome to participate in this family friendly festival.

https://www.calgaryartwalk.com/P

The Stephansson House

 

Such an honour to be one of eight poets chosen to read at the 15th annual celebration of poetry at the Stephansson House, a provincial historical site near Markerville, Alberta, to celebrate the life and poetic contribution of the Icelandic immigrant, Stephan Stephansson.  

July 15, 2018