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June 12, 2019, by RM Vaughan

Oromocto-born writer Shane Neilson’s latest book of poems, plainly and aptly titled New Brunswick, is a major new work in the provincial, and way beyond, canon. Centering New Brunswick within […]

Mayworks Festival begins in Fredericton

April 25, 2019, by Mayworks Fredericton

Artists and workers invite all to celebrate the fifth annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in Fredericton on unceded Wolastoq terri ...

Marilyn Lerch launches fifth book of poems aiming to ‘tell the tale of our time’

February 12, 2019, by Bruce Wark

Sackville poet Marilyn Lerch fought back tears Sunday, Feb. 10, as she addressed almost 100 people at the Owens Art Gallery during the launch of her f ...

Rebuilding Our Red Nation

January 31, 2019, by spasaqsit possesom – (morningstar burning) - Ron Tremblay Wolastoqew Grand Chief

Let’s rebuild our Red Nation And stop thinking a Reservation is a Nation Labeling our Rez as 1st Nation Is in reality a false decoration Placing our ...

  • Author exposes beauty of Palestine in new book
    January 31, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Gaza is more than a place of “despairing gray,” says author Marcello Di Cintio, despite being deemed possibly “uninhabitable” starting in 2020, according to a UN Report. Di Cintio presented […]

  • Wonderfully WARPED
    October 10, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    In the art world, casual conversations can lead to brilliant collaborations. Artists Emily Kennedy, Rebecca Salazar and Emily Blair showcased their multidisciplinary collaborative project at Memorial Hall on Oct. 5, […]

  • My Stolen Sisters
    March 2, 2018, by Melissa Beek

    My stolen sisters, I think of you. I think of you when I visit the river. She flows to the shore to greet me, her current lapping at the earth. […]

  • The Night Before Christmas
    December 7, 2017, by N.J. Purcell

    The Night Before Christmas Copyright © N. J. Purcell For the turtles and people of Estey’s Bridge, New Brunswick ’Twas the night before Christmas And down by the stream A […]

  • The Wreck of the Maritime Union
    October 21, 2017, by Low-Rents West

    Oh the wreck of the Maritime Union, lies rusting in the Sea of Confusion When the Irving Light failed, onward she sailed Through the wind, the rain and the gale. […]

  • Sisters in Spirit hold second annual poetry slam
    October 3, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The second annual Sisters in Spirit poetry slam was held on Oct. 2, 2017, at Kinsella Auditorium at St. Thomas University in Fredericton with much success. The Poetry Slam is […]

  • Inaugural Word Feast kicks off in Fredericton
    September 25, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    A lively crowd of attendees filled the gallery space at the Fredericton Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, for the inaugural event of Fredericton’s brand new literary festival, Word […]

  • The Acadian Forest
    August 10, 2016, by Mary de La Valette

    In little hidden places The red fox and rabbit only know Live the tiny forest flowers. Mayflowers, foam flowers, Star flowers, wood sorrel. Wood anemones Carpet the floor. Miniature perfections, […]

  • El Jones at Mayworks Fredericton [audio]
    May 5, 2015, by From the Margins

    El Jones performed at Mayworks Fredericton : a week long artistic celebration of working class culture and recognition of International Workers Day . El Jones is Halifax Poet laureate, and […]

  • Odd Sundays at Molly’s: a Fredericton institution
    March 8, 2014, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Odd Sundays at Molly’s are a staple event for the local literary community in Fredericton. Odd Sundays at Molly’s has become entrenched in Fredericton’s arts activities for almost 10 years, […]

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    Deep Pockets
    October 11, 2013, by Stephen Ross

    DEEP POCKETS (a ghosting of Eliot’s “Burnt Norton”) Legacy sites are oil and gas fields that at one time were operated and produced by a major oil company (commonly referred […]

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    Local poet Nela Rio honoured
    March 20, 2011, by Sophie Lavoie

    In the context of Hispanic Day, celebrated at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, on March 17, 2011, the St. Thomas University community paid tribute to Nela Rio, local poet, […]

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    Poems by Bob Young for Remembrance Day 2009
    October 31, 2009, by

    THE PEOPLES CHOICEWe space age moderns worship life.We know we’re all the same –In wanting Planet Earth made safe,Without the war machine –Which symbolizes rule by force –Of people – […]

  • A poem of peace for the 8th anniversary of 9/11
    September 17, 2009, by R.H. Young

    On 9/11, 2001 I was on my way to a Veterans Against Nuclear Arms National meeting in Nova Scotia. We are United Nations supporters, and cheer UN Peacekeepers who say […]