Public poetry event to be hosted by poet laureate

The Comox Valley’s own poet laureate is clearly taking his role seriously.

Fresh off winning the Poet Laureate Search last month, opening for Shane Koyczan, then organizing a poetry walk and haiku creation event among the cherry blossoms, Kevin Flesher is far from resting on his laurels.

He has now come up with a public poetry event in the Zocalo Café this Saturday (May 2) and he is urging poets of all ages and styles to share their works.

“Sign up, your name goes in a hat, when we pull it out you read for eight minutes,” he says. “How about that?”

“Creating more opportunities for more people to experience more poetry is what I do,” he says.

“When good words are rolling off a thinking person’s tongue, it touches us where it tickles.  The emotional energy in a room goes up; we feel more. Poetry makes us more human.”

The event gets underway at 6 p.m. and there is no charge.

 

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