Mary Dalton has published four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which are Merrybegot (2003) and Red Ledger (2006). Her work has also been widely anthologized in Canada and abroad. Dalton has won numerous awards, including the EJ Pratt award and the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Winterset, Pat Lowther, and Atlantic Poetry awards. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
This year, you may have resolved to eat healthier, quit smoking, or save money. But how about resolving to be open to new inspiration? Poetry offers an accessible read suitable for a quick browse, a languid savouring, or reading aloud.
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Despite what's probably happening outside your window right now, it is actually May tomorrow, which means National Poetry Month is coming to an end. Poetry City reaches its conclusion pretty much as far east as we can get, in St. John's, Newfoundland. Breakwater has published ... Read more
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Today's poem highlights our most Eastern province, the last stop in our cross-country tour, Newfoundland. Pulled from The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry (Breakwater Books, 2013), edited by Mark Callanan and James Langer, we're featuring Mary Dalton's poem ... Read more
We're on day 26 of our Coast-to-Coast Poetry Project, and we're going to spend our last few days of National Poetry Month exploring the East Coast. For more than five years, poet Kathy Mac had the most unique job--she was a dog nanny. She lived in Sambro Head, Nova Scotia, and ... Read more
We’re kicking off our 30-Day Coast-to-Coast Poetry Project (and, forgive us, but we may refer to this as CoCoPoPro). By the end of the month we'll have shared a new poem every day from a different poet, collection, and independent Canadian publisher.
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