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Bones, Broths, And Braising

PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative, in collaboration with Brad Doiron, whole animal butcher [ ... ]

Sexual health walk-in clinic

A sexual health walk-in clinic will offer Islanders another way to access sexual health services, in [ ... ]

Curated by Judy Gaudet

Grace

Steller’s jays at the feeder, goldfinches and cedar
waxwings, back when clouds of blossoms
rose from plum, pear and cherry
trees in our yards, the cityscape
still jingled with blackberries and yellow broom
feeders on every porch, my grandmother
shooing the greedy jays, calling me down
from my pear tree intrusions on robins’ nests.
Listening star-struck with her on our porch
for the nighthawk’s insect-hungry cry.
Why not remember her standing
heron-still, palm and seed
extended for an English sparrow, not yet prone
and groaning, her dove-grey face
bent over a stainless steel pan?
Why not lie down again on August grass
while her porch-swing voice sings ‘My Blue Heaven’
hands peel apples for the pie and the gulls’
high grace notes embellish the air.

—Richard Lemm, from Field Notes of a Lapsed Birdwatcher, The Gold Flash, The Alfred Gustave Press, 2011. Richard’s two poetry collections are Four Ways of Dealing with Bullies (Wolsak & Wynne, 2000) and Burning House (Wolsak & Wynne, 2010)

Island poet and avid poetry reader Judy Gaudet selects a poem by a PEI poet each month.
Judy's latest book is 
Conversation with Crows (Oberon,2014)

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Some Upcoming Events

The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Thursdays
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]