Lawson Roy’s Pinion on Syn-thetic Polymers, a poem by Nova Scotia poet Cory Lavender, is the third of eight poems we will publish during the remainder of the year, selected as a result of the call for poems we issued in May. It is one of nine poems in his recent chapbook Lawson Roy’s Revelation, published by Gasperau Press. The poems are in the voice of Lawson Roy, his lobster-fishing grandfather from Port Mouton.
Poet and author Guyleigh Johnson on anxiety, depression, and being Black. ” I thought I was so strong, I could never break, until I reached my breaking point, and then I broke.”
PSA: Be a Part of the 2019 Festival. Help us Celebrate our 10th anniversary! Mayworks Halifax seeks proposals that will speak of the working class experience. This can be extremely varied and can be contemporary or historical. Both amateur and professional performers may apply.
Cash-for-Gold, a stunningly beautiful poem by Tammy Armstrong, is the second of eight poems we will publish during the remainder of the year, selected as a result of the call for poems we issued a while ago.
We’re very happy to present Remembering, a poem by Killa Atencio, a wonderful poet of Mi’kmaq and Quechua ancestry. It’s the first of eight poems we will publish during the remainder of the year, selected as a result of the call for poems we issued a while ago.
Educator Molly Hurd tackles the current threats to art education in Nova Scotia. “By reducing arts education, we are once again widening the gap between those who already have and those who have not. Rich parents will always be able to provide private lessons and classes for their children. Schools in wealthy neighbourhoods will always be able to fund-raise for extra artistic opportunities. Public education, to be truly equitable, needs to provide good arts education for all.”
Important news release by the NS Art Educators Society: The Nova Scotia Art Educators Society is expressing its concern today about the loss of school-based art programs for elementary classes grades 4-6. “We wonder if kids in Nova Scotia can afford the loss of direct access to learning about creativity,” said Society President Robin Jensen.
The Nova Scotia Advocate, in yet another bad business decision, commits to featuring (at least) one poem each month, for the next six months for sure, and hopefully for eternity. We pay, and we’re looking for submissions. Please help us spread the word.
This weekend’s touching video sends the message that people found “not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder” are human beings first of all, who, like everybody, get sick, and then get better again.
Paul Vienneau considers a new all-ages Pavilion on the Common, more accessible and even better than the current one, because live music matters.