Category Archives: new poetry

Poetic Excerpt from BYWORD: A Nation Called out of Their Name, by Makabi

Performed by Becky Shrimpton Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? Taking ownership. What motivated you to write this poem? Honor of my Israelite heritage. How long have you been writing poetry? 7 years If … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: Let Your Soul Fly Free to Heaven, by Aurora Jean Alexander

Performed by Becky Shrimpton Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? You could call the theme of this poem “heartache”. What motivated you to write this poem? ‘Let Your Soul Fly Free to Heaven’ is … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: ROGUE WAVE, by Joanne Van Leerdam

Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The theme of ‘Rogue Wave’ is living with and surviving the challenges life throws at us. Everyone faces challenges that turn life over … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: DEATH BOUTIQUE, by Lionel Walfish

Performed by Becky Shrimpton Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? Satirical look at a funeral home What motivated you to write this poem? Just a bit of fun with a few rhymes. How long … Continue reading

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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: 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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