$5.00 at the door
As theologian and philosopher Kiergegaard observed, poets see the world from a different viewpoint, often giving voice to the issues, feelings and struggles that mere mortals cannot express. A poet’s keen observation of the world around him and his ability to play with language makes music out of wordplay with no instruments required.
And so, as the New Year begins, poets will gather at House of James in Abbotsford and share their words with those who attend Friday Versification: Poets in the House.
Organizer and poet MacKenzie Lee says bringing poets together is important.
“Poets in the House provides a unique platform for sharing in community and connecting with others through art,” Lee says, adding that poetry spoken aloud gives listeners a unique insight. “Hearing a poem is like being given a rare glimpse into the common vulnerability of the soul.”
Lee will share her poetry alongside poets from Vancouver and the Fraser Valley: Adam Roper, Olivia Sharpe, Adriel Brandt, and Sarah Foot.
An opportunity will also be given for poets in the audience to sign up during the evening and share poetry of their own.