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Poets in Response to Peril

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, April 2 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, join Richard-Yves Sitoski, Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, Ontario, and former London, Ontario, Poet Laureate Penn Kemp as they bring together celebrated poets from all over Canada via Zoom in a special Oh!Sound National Poetry Month online celebration of poetry in response to precarious events in the world.

In his famous elegy for W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden says, “poetry makes nothing happen.” And he adds: “it survives, / A way of happening, a mouth.”

Penn and fellow poet Susan McCaslin reflected on this in light of the current situation in Ukraine. McCaslin writes: “On Feb. 24, 2022, when the world woke to the shock of the catastrophic bombing of Ukraine, I asked myself and a few of my fellow poet friends how they would respond to Auden’s words, especially in these perilous times.”

Many of Canada’s finest and best-known poets answered the call, and we invite everyone to join us as we bring them together to read their reflections and their poems.

Poets in Response to Peril

via Zoom

Saturday April 2 2022

2:00 pm Eastern (room opens at 1:30 pm)

To register, please visit rsitoski.com > News & Events > Poets in Response to Peril


April 2
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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