Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers’ poetry recently appeared in the “Neighbours” issue of SubTerrain and the following anthologies: Looking Back at Hong Kong (CUHK Press), The Beauty of Being Elsewhere and Dove Tails: Letters from the Self to the World, the 10th Anniversary Writing for Peace Anthology, among other publications. Kate’s essay “The Accident,” appeared in the Spring 2021 Windsor Review. Kate’s reviews have been published in many journals, including; Arc Poetry Magazine, Verse Afire, and in Prism International. Kate volunteers for the League of Canadian Poets and Art Bar, Toronto’s longest running poetry reading series. Her most recent poetry collection is Out of Place, published by Aeolus House/Quattro Books, Toronto, in 2017. Kate re-patriated to Canada in late 2019 after teaching in Hong Kong for two decades.

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Jessica Outram

Our celebration of Poetry Month 2022 begins with interviews with and readings by Jessica Outram, Cobourg’s 4th Poet Laureate. She is a Métis writer and educator with roots in the Georgian Bay Métis Community. She currently works as Principal of Indigenous Education, supporting all schools K-12 in Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. As Poet Laureate, Jessica curates a weekly email series, Poetry Present. Since July 2021, she has also featured a local poet in “Cobourg Now” by sharing one of their poems and writing an accompanying letter in Letter to a Poet. In 2021, Jessica shared monthly prompts and collected poems in an evolving eChapbook, Cobourg Present, that grew in to a 120 pages of poetry featuring 37 poets. Jessica also has a strong presence as a blogger at Sunshine in a Jar and on other social media where she posts among other offerings her engaging photographs taken on her Poetry Walks

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Poets inspired by spring

This week we air our final episode dedicated to celebrating Poetry Month 2021. Join us to hear eleven local poets, Carol Ann Judd, Gwynn Scheltema, Kim Aubrey, Wally Keeler, Antony Di Nardo, Jessica Outram, Kathryn Macdonald, Chris Cameron, Katie Hoogedam, Christopher Black and Felicity Sidnell Reid read their poems inspired by spring.

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