Why is St. John’s Head in my Petri Dish?

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Recently I said to a Greek composer, “I’ve spent my life stranded between languages.” He said, “You have to learn more languages so that you can be stranded in more places.” I’ve started memorizing the Greek alphabet and a few words. Διάλογοςis dialogue and ποίημαis poem. It’s a new beginning.

The League of Canadian Poets commissioned Eleonore Schönmaier to write on the theme World of Poetry for National Poetry Month. You can read the published article here.


Photo by Eleonore Schönmaier

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