poetry: tools, inspiration, and moving forward

Good morning fellow WordPressers and lovers of poetry, words, stories, and images! I thought I’d share some tips and tools to help along your literary path. (Please note that some of these resources are specific to Ontario and/or Canada. Please check your local art councils.) There are many resources for aspiring artists in every artistic…

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new constellations tour – ottawa – december 9th

The New Constellations tour kicked off yesterday, November 23rd, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It will be landing in Canadian cities and in Indigenous communities across Canada. It will feature both Canadian and Indigenous musicians and poets performing together on-stage. And some of the lucky locations will have the opportunity to attend community workshops and mentorships with…

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gishkadin giizis / freezing moon / november

Yesterday, I took a walk along the Ottawa River / gchi ziibiing and took these photos. It’s been below freezing the last few days and it’s been showing itself physically on the land. It has also been raining so the mud puddles are frozen and so is the ground under the fallen leaves. I guess that’s…

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ndi gindaaso ‘gaawiin mawisiiwag anishnaabeg’ noongom / I’m reading, ‘Indians Don’t Cry’ today

ndi gindaaso – a haiku poem ndi gindaaso dbaajmowin, gishpin eta nsitamwaad *** i’m reading – a haiku poem i’m reading stories, if only i understand what it is i have a great appreciation for stories, legends, and historical accounts that have been translated from anishnaabemowin to english. at times, i find it difficult because…

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poetry & sound experimentation

mino gizheb kina wiya! good morning everyone! for the last few days, i’ve been reminiscing about this poet, bill bissett, who came into a class that i was in at university of victoria. for those of you who don’t know of him, he’s kinda of a legend in the sound poetry scene. he does chanting…

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