Monthly Archives: May 2017

Poetry Reading: Clap your hands, by Raphaëlle YOKOTA

Performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? – Siblings. What motivated you to write this poem? – The need to let things go and the hope it would help others to … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: Disease S U, by Darrell Herbert

Performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The theme of my poem deals with feelings of indifference. What motivated you to write this poem? My motivation for writing this piece stemmed … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: King Cormac, by Inis L. Fal

Performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The theme of my poem is about an ancient king of Ireland named Cormac, who reigned for forty years and was renowned as both … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY RAY SIXPACK, by John Ervin

Performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The all-encompassing ignorance and intolerance of anyone who voted for President Trump. What motivated you to write this poem? The main character, Johnny Ray … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: The Great Willow, by Kourtney D. Cooper

Performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The theme of my poem addresses sorrow and the consequences one’s sorrows can beget on surrounding people, places and things. We tend to, as … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: JUNIOR (IN MEMORY OF), by James R Adams II

Performed by Becky Shrimpton Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? Initial reaction to unexpected tragedy and loss What motivated you to write this poem? Self-healing and processing/honoring a murdered friend who was in the … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: The Fourth Month, by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The poem has two themes: nature and humour. What motivated you to write this poem? This poem was written in 2016 during NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo. The … Continue reading

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