A new poem by Angela Bowden. It’s very good. You should read it.
“Growing up with various medical conditions, I struggled with how society perceived my (dis) abilities and began documenting my experiences through poetry.”
We’re delighted to present this poem and photograph by Cara Jones, one of the five poems that were selected after we issued a call for poems earlier in the year.
This poem by Nova Scotia poet and visual artist Grace Lane-Smith was among the submissions after we issued our call for poets. Enjoy.
My heart is so heavy
and I know yours is too
We wear black
and our bully wears blue
A great poem by Angela Bowden, written on the occasion of the #JusticeForRegis rally in Halifax,
It’s been a while since a rally happened in Halifax, but today a large crowd of some 400 people gathered in Victoria Park across from the Public Gardens in downtown Halifax to demand justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet and all Black lives.
How to find Canada, how to believe again
it is where a freedom is rampant,
it is where it is worth what it takes
to rebuild the lives of those families
who somehow have managed to say,
“We can, and we will.”
A new poem by Truro poet Chad Norman, this one dedicated to El Jones.
Delighted to present Wash your hands after reading this poem, by Antigonish poet Nanci Lee, and with a gorgeous illustration by painter Leya Evelyn. This is the first of the poems we selected after our call for poems and illustrators earlier this year. We have some catching up to do, so expect more than one poem a month for the next little while.
These are very difficult times for people who make their living in the arts sector in Nova Scotia. To do our tiny little thing to help, the Nova Scotia Advocate, in yet another bad business decision, commits to featuring (at least) one poem or piece of short fiction each month, for the next five months. And we pay.
PSA: The Power of Poetry: Celebrating Rita Joe. With Rebecca Thomas, Theresa Meuse, Shalan Joudry, Raymond Sewell, Ann Joe
PSA: In this interactive literary reading, Afua Cooper will use text, music, photography, and her own body to bring poetry to life. Her performance will capture crucial moments in Black culture in Nova Scotia and beyond.