Lantern art: Terry Ann Carter
Photo of pond: Mary McDonald
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!
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Penn’s reading from River Revery is sponsored by The League of Canadian Poets.
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: https://okanaganokanogan.com/2018/12/03/reading-penn-kemp-and-the-world-the-role-of-poetry-in-civic-planning/ and https://okanaganokanogan.com/2019/02/13/repaired-post-towards-a-new-cartography-part-3-the-strength-of-oral-story-telling/. Blogs @haroldrhenish are essential, transformative reading.