Really nice Montreal launch of A Dream of Birds last night at the Jewish Public Library. A refreshingly eclectic program that featured unfairly forgotten rabbis, poetry, and anecdotes about sadistic Jewish dentists. Also, the screening of, according to Seymour, the first ever original animated Yiddish film in the history of cinema. It was a real bonus to see so many friends who came out Rachel Alkallay, Jeffrey Mackie, Elvi Nyveen among them. Thanks again to the JPL and in particular Roxana Brauns for organizing another successful event.
In case you missed the Gazette this past weekend, in celebration of April, the coming of spring and our national poetry month, I wrote a piece asking a handful of poets from across the country to nominate a poetry capital of Canada. Some of the responses are surprising. There's plenty of room for opinion. Your input is welcome on the blog.