This is Taien Ng-Chan's participation in Youth Poetry Week 2009 - April 6 to 12th with her video poem ORANGE. Taien Ng-Chan's creation called Orange, was taken from her book Maps of Our Bodies & the Borders We Have Agreed Upon (Cumulus Press/Conundrum Press). This videopoem is a word/music collaboration between writer Taien Ng-Chan and musician Scott W. Gray of The Sally Fields, featuring a contribution by cartoonist/animator Joe Ollmann. THANK YOU Taien Ng-Chan for sharing! Please visit the author's website for more info at www.soyfishmedia.comApril is National Poetry Month (NPM) and throughout the month, The League of Canadian Poets (LCP) will be featuring several renowned poets who will present a series of readings in several cities across Canada. The theme for our 11th anniversary is PLANET POETRY and artists and NPM participators will be encouraged to discuss and elaborate on themes of poetry related to the planet, land, culture, nature and how we define Canada. Poetry Planet is for everyone. It will include all perspectives from the very first Canadian artists, Aboriginal Peoples to today’s youth whose art reflects the diversity of the land and languages of Canadian landscapes and cultural climates. Poetry that is everywhere. Themes will touch on natural phenomena, conservation, ecological knowledge, peaceful and respectful interaction with nature, a holistic view of the environment and how these principles can lead us towards an inspiring path. Young Poets’ Week runs April 6 – 12, 2009.
Young Poets in Canada share their work and talent. Some Master Poets visit for master classes and workshops, both online and in person, to share their knowledge with us.Written poems available on www.youngpoets.ca/forumAbout YoungPoets.ca - (Open to youngpoets aged 12 to 19) Young Poets is a project of The League of Canadian Poets, Canada's professional poetry organization. We are a non-profit organization working to promote poetry in this country and to promote Canadian poetry around the world. About the League of Canadian Poets www.poets.caThe League of Canadian Poets, a non-profit arts service organization, is the national association of professional publishing and spoken word poets in Canada. Its purpose is to enhance the status of poets and nurture a professional poetic community to facilitate the teaching of Canadian poetry at all levels of education and to develop the audience for poetry by encouraging publication, performance and recognition of Canadian poetry nationally and internationally. As well as providing members and the public with many benefits and services, the League speaks for poets on many issues such as freedom of expression, Public Lending Right, CanCopy, contract advice and grievance. We are actively involved with other arts and literary organizations in discussion with government bodies on matters that affect writers. Through our bimonthly newsletter, we keep members informed of matters both political and professional and provide a common voice for collective response to important issues. Founded in 1966 by a group of five poets, the League now serves almost 750 members whose work reflects the regional and cultural diversity of this country.