In Light for Now

As the nights lengthen, we need …
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Light plant Anne A 2019Lantern art: Terry Ann Carter
Photo of pond: Mary McDonald
Blanket art: Anne Anglin
Anne writes about this “patch work blanket being assembled by a group of women in Mexico.  Their aim is to sew this blanket comprised of large squares designed by women from anywhere in the world and to take it to Trump’s wall and throw it over the wall to their Sisters on the other side. These sisters will carry it off to places that will exhibit it.”

Art as Activism!

River Revery, out now!

Cover image for River Revery: Photo Mary McDonald.

Penn’s latest book, River Revery (Insomniac Press) will be launched Nov. 2, 1-2 pm at Wordsfest, Museum London. Admission is free.

Delighted to be “In Conversation” with Diana for this hour!  She’s doing such important work on forests. Our moderator is Nina Desjardins. Wordsfest this fall is focused on Souwesto!

WORDS-2019-Beresford-Kroeger_Kemp-1920x1000 (1)River Revery features photographs by Mary McDonald and QR codes linking to poetry films by Mary McDonald and by Dennis Siren.

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Cover by Mary McDonald for River Revery by Penn Kemp

Penn’s reading from River Revery is sponsored by The League of Canadian Poets.

You can add to this community project on #RiverReveryLdn. An Augmented Reality, multimedia animation collaboration, thanks to #CommunityArtsInvestmentProgram  @LdnArtsCouncil


QR codes in River Revery will link to multimedia work, thus expanding the experience of poetry in exciting ways. Mary presented the poetry films of River Revery in Spring 2019 at Open Educational Resources Conference, Galway, Ireland; and Reel Poetry Festival (Houston, Texas). River Revery was introduced as a model for engagement in exploring the impact and potential of community participation in arts collaborations. International Exposure! River Revery was also shown at Newlyn Film Festival (Penzance, UK); London Central Library for “Gathering Voices” with me in National Poetry Month 2019; and Museum London during Wordsfest 2018.

Harold Rhenish has explored text from River Revery in intricate detail on several of his extraordinary blogs: and  Blogs @haroldrhenish are essential, transformative reading.