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SingFest PEI 2018

October 20 is World Singing Day and PEI will celebrate with at a week-long celebration called SingFe [ ... ]

Be an In-School Mentor

Who can be a mentor? You can! Kids need real people with real experience to help them realize their  [ ... ]

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

Miracle Man

Tomáš Kubínek brings his unique show to Summerside October 3
Harbourfront Theatre Get ready for  [ ... ]

Summer 1993

September 21–26
City Cinema PG, some language, mature content
Dir: Carla Simón, Spain, 98 min. Lai [ ... ]

Juliet, Naked

October 5–11
City Cinema 14A, coarse language
Dir: Jesse Peretz, US, 98 min. Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawk [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]