Between binging Netflix's Pandemic and further feeding our worries, we soothed our fears with poetry: reading it, listening to it, and sharing it with you. Scroll on for more on that, as well as an important take on accessibility and books from Amanda Leduc, a virtual chat with author Chih-Ying Lay about bridging Canadian readers and Taiwanese culture, and more.
~ Our #ReadHarderChallenge is for anyone who's missing all the poetry readings that this time of year usually brings. Check out
Brick Books' Brickyard, a showcase of established and emerging voices in Canadian poetry.
"Physicists tell us reality is oddly subtle. What’s present and apparent is alive with dark matter. In his Massey Lecture, Neil Turok says 'quantum physics teaches us that, in a very real sense, we all live in an imaginary reality.' To calculate quantum physics, mathematicians use imaginary numbers. Dark glasses help us see in blinding sunlight.
If a poem is an energy moving through you into language—something latent becoming kinetic, a thrust manifesting as a ball that could thunk into a catcher’s mitt, your whole body is going to feel you receive that energy."
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