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Poetry Friday: "Planting" by Yvonne Trainer

Have you been outside lately? It's Spring! We're pretty sure it's here to stay this time!

And with spring comes renewal, and growth, and, yes, more work when it comes to farming and gardening. But that, too, can be a blessing, and an impetus for poetry.

So, for today's Poetry Friday entry, we celebrate the season and the work that goes with it with Yvonne Trainer's "Planting" (from her collection Everything Happens At Once).

Now, don't waste the season away. Go plant something, and let it grow. 

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Poetry Friday: "Out in left field for the Canadian poets' baseball league" by Michael Estok

The baseball season is in full swing! But for some, poetry holds an allure that organized sports cannot compete with.

This Poetry Friday, we turn our gaze to the fairly rare intersection of childhood, literature, and sports.

Please enjoy Michael Estok's sensitive exploration of growing up poetically inclined in a childhood community of sports enthusiasts, "Out in left field for the Canadian poets' baseball league," from his 1987 collection Paradise Garage.

Now go outside and enjoy the day. And bring some poetry along, just in case. 

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Poetry Friday: "Puffs of Smoke" by Renato Trujillo

For the first Poetry Friday of May, Renato Trujillo pushes us to face our demons with "Puffs of Smoke" (from his 1987 collection Behind the Orchestra).

Please enjoy.

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Poetry Friday: "In One Extreme Cell" by Leigh Faulkner

At the risk of angering the many easily-provoked deities of Canadian weather, we think it might finally be Spring.

*waits an appropriate amount of time for retribution from on high*

Alright, we're safe.

So, as it is Poetry Friday, let us celebrate the evolution of Winter into Spring with Leigh Faulkner's "In One Extreme Cell" (from his 1982 collection Charge).

Please enjoy.

And stay dry.

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Poetry Friday: "'The Love Poem as Caribou" by Richard Kelly Kemick

Last week, we were all about the big cats! This week, we're all about what the big cats yearn to eat:

Big deer!

For Poetry Friday, let's take a gander at both the prey of big cats and the construction of poetry with Richard Kelly Kemick's "The Love Poem as Caribou" from his collection Caribou Run.

Please enjoy.

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