Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poetry Planet, a Celebration of Earth Day

That series of pools is just one component of the Mission Leisure Centre. And it was there that Marion Quednau and I were part of a Poetry Planet event, celebrating both National Poetry Month and Earth Day.

Added attractions included an Earth Day poem from Janet Vickers and readings from two students in Marion's Peer-10 after-school program at the Rec Centre. Victoria read a poem she'd written called "Why Girls Are Greener Than Boys" -- a piece that did exactly what a good poem should -- it made all of us think.

The other young reader was Cade, who presented (complete with poster) a chanted slam about "Norm the Platypus", an amazing trash-busting critter.

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