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This month was something of a “Poetry” month at Fleurbain. We hosted our first ever literary event, Open Mike Poetry Night (with no Mike) last weekend. We enjoyed original poetry, read by their authors. We sipped some fine herbal tea. We munched on ginger cookies. We all met new creative people, and new ideas and thoughts about collaborations were hatched, just in time for pre-Spring.

Jeffrey Mackie, a Montreal poet and literary radio host on CKUT, read some of his work. I managed to record some of it with the help of my trusty little smart phone. You can enjoy Jeffrey’s work for yourself:

The idea to host a poetry reading was inspired by the current art exhibition, Poetry, which is a collection of paintings whose structures were based on poetic formats. This is all my own work. I am going to be there this weekend from 3pm-6pm Saturday and Sunday for Gallery Hours, if you would like to drop in and say “Hello!” at some point.

Stay tuned for more stuff happening at Fleurbain… next weekend will be a new group show vernissage, Art and Architecture. Featuring works by Denise Buisman Pilger, Marc Chabot, Naomi Frangos, Jennifer Hamilton, Keivan Khademi, and Kimberley Mok… this is sure to be an amazing and life-altering exhibition!

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

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Iggy, the creator of many a Catku

My cat has his own Facebook page. When he’s online, he tends toward writing about his feelings and experiences in Haiku form. In honour of a true full “spring/summer” day, complete with the window left open for over 24 hours, following are some examples of his work.

a spring-time sleep

full of cat-nip and water

tomorrow, I dance

morning, late rising

no sun today just the clouds

resting in my nest

Mother: ticka-tick

Tick Tick Tick. Typing so much

As I sleep, so sound.

crunch of my pellets

listen: the traffic goes by

out there, in the sun

I was in the sun

but it has shifted away

warmth stays in my fur

the other eye winks

 

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

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