National Poetry Month 2016
April is National Poetry Month. Established in 1998, this event invites Canadians from across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canadian culture.
Nova Scotia has its share of renowned poets who explore, reflect upon, and celebrate our geography, culture, history and imagination.
This year celebrate National Poetry Month by:
- Discovering or exploring a Nova Scotian Poet, here are a few suggestions:
- Check out a book of poetry from your local public library
- Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day held on April 21st
- View videos of Nova Scotia poets doing readings of their poetry, posted on last year’s blog
- Follow the National Poetry Month 2016 hastag #NPM16
- Read some recent stories that have been in the news:
George Elliott Clarke named Canada's new parliamentary poet laureate
Reason and Rhyme: Meet Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s New Poet Laureate
Nova Scotians find poetry in the snow with #StormHaiku – from winter 2015
- Visit some of these poetry links: