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Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

May 29, 2013, 12:00 AMJune 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

The Spring Pulse Poetry Festival (northern Ontario’s largest annual poetry/arts event) is back in 2013 after its most successful year in 2012. The big news was the PoeTrain Express group arriving from Toronto for the weekend. Never before in Canada had a poetry festival been organized on a passenger train. Thirty-four poets, musicians, media, and a documentary film crew shared a historic ONR “Northlander” trip from Union Station to Cobalt. Toronto’s Poet Laureate Dionne Brand read a send-off train poem while everyone waited to board. The programme included homage poems to railways, historic poems of stations/area, open mic readings, book launches.
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May 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT
June 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT