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Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

Until January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold auditions a [ ... ]

Christmas Parade applications

November 16 deadline The deadline is fast approaching for entries into the City of Charlottetown’ [ ... ]

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Poems Should 

stain your tongue
    like pomegranates’ crimson
hearts, sacrifice to the countless
    gods no one remembers
sit in the back of MBA classes
    humming “Love for Sale”

show up stoned on magic
    mushrooms at scientific
conferences on consciousness, check into
    rehab for bleeding
heart syndrome, transfuse
    puritans with sensual passion

poems should incubate
    forgiveness, inject it
into the veins of the bitter
    scar with the pox of humility
the self-righteous, unblind those
    who think they own the Earth

poems should open fire, spare
    no one feeling entitled
to extravagant wealth, gloating
    over their good fortune
leaving others to pick up the pieces
    of their creative destruction 

campaign for candidates
who promise simple decency
dancing and clean water
    be left unattended at airports
    operate without anaesthetic

—Richard Lemm, Jeopardy (Acorn Press, 2018).

—Prince Edward Island poet laureate Deirdre Kessler selects a poem a month by an Island poet for readers of The Buzz.

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Some Upcoming Events

Sirens season

Women’s choral ensemble announces concerts for 2018–19 Select dates
Select locations Sirens is  [ ... ]

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]