PSA: Please support the crucial work done by the Bus Stop Theatre, one of the busiest cultural venues in the province. It would be so devastating to lose it!
Kinda hate, a poem by activist and spoken word artist Angela (Angee) Bowden.
A powerful little book, written in a day by some 30 children from in and around Halifax, speaks to to the enduring legacy of slavery in Canada and the need for all of us to engage in a serious conversation about reparations.
In 2018 white supremacists joined the Apple Blossom parade in Kentville to spread their hateful anti-immigration message. Chad Norman wrote this poem in response.
PSA: Halifax Poet Laureate Afua Cooper in conversation with Sue Goyette, Thursday January 24 , 6:30 PM, Halifax Central Library
PSA: Join local author Guyleigh Johnson in celebrating her second collection, titled Afraid of the Dark, on Jan. .
A poem by Phillip Crymble, about the Thing. This is the last of nine poems we published during latter part of 2018, after issuing a formal call for poems in May. We’ll do it again in 2019.
Our featured poet this month is Annick MacAskill, an amazing poet. Her poem November 11 is one of nine poems selected as a result of a call for poems we issued in May. I love how this poem ends, so fiery and colourful. I am also featuring a monoprint by Nova Scotia printmaker / artist Bonnie Baker. I thought Bonnie’s piece goes well with the poem.
PSA: The Fondation Fabienne Colas Foundation is launching a call for applications for its program “Youth and Diversity”, in collaboration with the Halifax Black Film Festival – HBFF !
Just last week it was announced that the AGNS acquired kent Monkman’s large painting, Miss Chief’s Wet Dream, featuring Jesus Christ, Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, as well as Miss Chief Testickle, Monkman’s gender-fluid alter ego. This weekend’s video celebrates that acquisition, and I also use it to plug the wonderful Monkman exhibition up now, and running til mid-December, and especially also a collective viewing this Thursday evening organized by MLA Lisa Roberts. Thursday nights are free at the AGNS.