In poetry, we let language off the leash, according to former Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada, John Steffler. Erín Moure, one of Canada’s preeminent poets, holds a similar opinion, claiming that even two words placed together can open up a world. Together with M.T. Kelly and Jon Paul Fiorentino, these four poets explore the shaping of language at the level of the sentence rather than the chapter, as fi ction writers do. These poets will talk, as only poets can, about the concentration of energy and meaning in the poetic form. Set aside some time this morning to get excited by words as building blocks and the surprise of new meanings contained in familiar words. Come see some of Canada’s best poets at work and at play. Suitable for Grades 10 to 12 and adults. $17 / $8.50 for student groups (thebookpile)
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