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Theatre, Opera, and Poetry:

April was National Poetry Month - check out these Canadian and American poets:

Louise Bernice Halfe named Canada's new parliamentary poet laureate.


From CBC’s q:

Rupi Kaur has been able to reach millions of people around the world with her short, visual poetry on Instagram. She's now a New York Times bestselling author and was named "writer of the decade" by The New Republic last year. Kaur joined guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about her new live show, Rupi Kaur Live, and how performing saved her life.

Rupi Kaur’s beautiful web site:


Alice Quinn is the New Yorker’s former poetry editor as well as the editor of Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic. She joined Tom Power last year to discuss the anthology of 85 poems, which was pulled together in just 40 days after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in 2020.


Canadian landscape inspires a journey into the meaning of happiness with new short film The ___ Place. Over the course of several months, 28 artists and storyellers from the East Coast, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have imagined their own happy places as a creative antidote to the pandemic. The projects, produced by CBC's Creator Network — which works with independent producers to tell their stories — have included audio essays, illustrations, videos, photos and this final short film by Tyler Funk, dancer Emily Solstice Tait, poet and singer Michelle Elrick, and musician Michael Belyea.


Author and poet Morgan Parker joined us to share a poem from her award-winning collection Magical Negro.


A. F. Moritz reads his poem Thoughts in Time of Plague. Toronto's poet laureate took on the grim responsibility of documenting life in the face of COVID-19.


Margaret Atwood on alien invasions, rare curse words, and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack. In an unforgettable interview with q host Tom Power, Atwood also discusses her new poetry collection, Dearly.


Soulpepper Theatre presents “Around the World in 80 Plays”

All explained on CBC Ideas - A collaboration between CBC Radio's IDEAS and Soulpepper Theatre


First comes Spring, then comes... the Atelier lyrique's end-of-season concert!

May 18, 6 pm.

It is with great excitement that the 2020-2021 artists-in-residence of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal will present its end-of-season on May 18, in-hall and online. Mozart, Strauss, Gounod... it will feature the most beautiful arias performed by our outgoing class in an hour-long program. A lyrical event that will surely be unforgettable!

Watch “Cycles” online, ending soon: Cycles - Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur on Vimeo


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