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Poetry Month In Canada . . . . (my interview)

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Earth Angel
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April is Poetry Month in Canada!

The above photo of me was taken in my kitchen
this week by a photographer with our local newspaper.
There was a lovely article on the poetry group that I belong to. I am also a member of the Canadian Federation of Poets. In the article, the reporter mentioned the 1,200 poems that
I have written in the past 3 years. (1,100 of
which have been posted here at pipTalk!)

Our last open-mike poetry night, had TV cameras rolling and newspaper reporters taking photos.
It was wonderful to see all the interest and attention that the media is giving to poetry in Canada today!

This week also marked the 20th anniversary of
an art group that I founded. There was media coverage for that event as well.

The Arts are alive and well in Canada! I am so
pleased to be able to play a part, albeit small,
in bringing the arts to the general population.

During my interview with one reporter, I was asked
whether I thought poetry was for everyone. I responded with a resounding "Yes!"  However, most people are not aware of it! That is why I am doing what I can to promote poetry by exposing more people to it! I believe that there should be more of an emphasis in our schools on teaching children how to write, read, and appreciate poetry. Through poetry, one becomes more in touch with their inner selves and with the world around them. There is a heightened connectedness with one's own self and with others. There is also more of an appreciation and respect for our environment. This comes from from an increase in awareness. Poets not only see ~ they look! They feel! They love! They share!

I recite my poetry at schools, libraries, company parties, public poetry readings, and other  gatherings. I am getting "the word" out there, so to speak. We live in an age of inquiring minds and spiritual quests and it is my belief that the role of poetry in our lives is on the rise!

Ron, I commend you for your considerable contributions to keeping poetry alive and well
in the world!!!

I send love and respect to each and every one of my fellow pipster poets! It is also with heart-felt gratitude I sing the praises of Ron and his team of moderators and administrators! You are all making a difference.

Love & Poet's Light,
Linda
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Congratulations! You are one multi talented lady.

We used to have poetry in school from first grade right into High School. I can still recite The Little Red Wagon~! and I'm Hiding I'm  Hiding and no One knows where.
I do not know why they are not doing that now. They have even stopped teaching cursive writing! I guess they think everyone will use computers! best to you, martyjo

I love the photo!
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Wow! So I do know someone famous. Linda how exciting. Thanks for sharing. You rock.

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I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Linda...Congratulations and thank you for spreading the word and keeping the poetry faith.  I love that photo...you are so pretty!!  
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Fantastic!

I applaud you!

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SweetEarthyOne~
Congrats on the great work and media attention~

The month of April is National Poetry Month and there are so many poetic activities going on all around us~

I'm also involved in the school system with contributions to the programs set aside for the teaching of poetry and also once more I am pleased to be doing live poetry readings for the National Women in the Arts program~

Busy times ... fun times ... poetic sharing time~

By the way ... ADORE that photo, you little cutie pie you !!

*Huglets* kind and famous one~
~*Marge*~


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Congratulations, Linda!  It's wonderful to read of your promotion of poetry in your part of the world.  Keep up the good work.  

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Congratulations on your poetic achievments Linda..nobody deserves to be commended more for your input on poetry to these pages and to the group to which you belong than you do. Even in the face of a period of uncertain health you pulled through and carried on writing and posting on these blues pages..thank you for your dedication to the poetic cause and long may you continue..

I wish i was Canadian just so i could post in your group and be part of it!!! and have my work seen by your group...
May you be inspired in all of your writings as much as you have been recently and in the past too...and may your health always stay on the upward curve...thank you..

Goldenrose.

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Well pretty Canadian lady with the multitude of talent you have I am glad that you are being recognized, and are active in Poetry Month in the East.  It is Poetry Month out in the West too, and living in the City Of The Arts, I am ashamed to say I have only been to a couple of events thus far, as life is just too demanding these days.

Congratulations to you Linda, and your new picture is just lovely!
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Beautiful picture of you... lovely, Linda.

I am happy to say that poetry is alive and well in the school system I am working in.
There are many contests the children can enter and almost all subjects have an activity in writing.

We are always talking about rhyming words and starting in Kindergarten almost all the  reading story books are in rhyming poetry verses.

Congratulations!!

M
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Kudos for working to promote poetry Linda.  Your efforts will bring more people particularly young people to discover the expressive ability of poems.

believe in what your heart feels...

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Linda, thank you for sharing this with us.  You are truly an inspiration here so it's no surprise that you'd be inspiring people in other facets of life.

God bless you

   Rae  
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This is fantastic Linda!!!
I am SO proud of you and all that you do in the name of poetry!
I'm just beaming!!  
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martyjo ~

I find it curious that in some ways the education that our children are receiving, is far superior to that which we received ~ while in other ways, it is greatly lacking.

Thank you for sharing your experience! ~ and for your kind and generous words!

Love. Life, & Poetry!
Linda

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Larry C ~

Hey! Me no rock ~ YOU rock!

Thanks, Larry, that was sweet of you to say!

I'm only going to charge $100 for my autograph! With all the money I rake in, I plan on purchasing a publishing company so I can publish books on poetry written by all my pip friends! Git yer pages tagether! Pigtails

Big hug,
Linda the Star Star
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Martie Flowers ~

Well, I am a Leo and we love to talk 'n flaunt 'n share our "Passions"!

Lion
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Doreen ~

Hi there, stranger! Thank you! I would like to also applaud you on your CD "Perimeters" and how you are so generously sharing them with all of your friends!

You have talent dripping from your every pore! ~ and with a heart to match!

Good luck to you in all your ventures ~ which are many!!!

Love & Light,
Linda
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Dearest Marge, I would like to give you a humongous hug of respect and appreciation for all that you do to perpetuate poetry in our society! You are an amazing spirit!

Hugs with love,
EO
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Bunches of Honey ~

Thank you Helen, but there are those out there in the world who are really spreading the word around the world ~ like our own RON through this wonderful website! I feel so fortunate to be a part of this community!

Love & Poetry Light,
Linda
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Phil ~

Thank you for your comments of pure gold! They warmed my heart and filled me with gratitude for being a member of this family of kindred spirits.

I thank you for your continued support. It is very much appreciated.

Love & Poet Light,
Linda
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Mysteria ~

Yes, it's "National Poetry Month" in Canada, and, as Marge pointed out, it is in the U.S. as well! WoW ! Just think of all the exposure that poetry is getting during this blooming month of April!

Your complimentary comments added some pink to my cheeks!
Blushy
Thanks! Now I don't need to bother applying any rouge before stepping out into this fine spring day!

Happy Poetry Month!
Linda
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M ~

Your words were poetry to my ears! Cheerleader

Now if only more school boards would get the message! Your's is setting a fine example!

I appreciate you sharing that information ~ and your kind comments.

Love, Life, & Poetry!
Linda
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Scorpio ~

Yes, that is the plan! I want poetry to reach out and touch people!

Thank you for being a part of this post on poetry!

Love, Light, & Poetry,
Linda
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Rae ~

It is all of YOU who are MY inspiration!

Love & Poet Light,
Linda
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Nancy ~

Dear Enchanting One, your being proud of me has ME "beaming"!

Thank you for your kind and very enthusiastic response to my post!

With love and poet light,
Linda
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