Books, Poetry

March 13: Mahmoud Darwish

The great poet, Mahmoud Darwish, was born on March 13 in Palestine. Different sources have dated his birth to both 1941 and '42. He died in August 2008. At any rate, today I am celebrating his birth. His words have added more beauty to my life than I can adequately describe.  From the book The Butterfly's… Continue reading March 13: Mahmoud Darwish

Exhibits & Performances, Poetry, Printmaking

Poetry Out Loud & in a Linocut

On Wednesday night, I attended a fundraiser at beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto.  It was in honour of an excellent Canadian poet, Al Purdy (1918 – 2000).  Al’s work was being honoured through readings by Canadian poets and actors and through performances by musicians.  The funds raised are going towards the preservation and rehabilitation of… Continue reading Poetry Out Loud & in a Linocut