|Regina Poet Bruce Rice.|
Spare me your elegiesBruce Rice has four books of poems, with a fifth (The Trouble with Beauty) to be published in 2014.
Give me a song
That rises like grassHis poem was inspired by a clay sculpture created by Joe Fafard of one of the Métis killed in the battle at Batoche, and was commissioned for the opening of Fafard's 2008 national retrospective exhibition and tour.
A root that winter can’t kill
Give me a languageIn introducing the poem, Rice thanked Mayor Michael Fougere, city council and city staff, as well as the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and the League of Canadian Poets, for promoting and participating in this national celebration of poetry writing.
Give me my skin
In a field of starlight that rises
|Regina City Hall © SB|
Until either it’s EarthFor more on the Poetry City Challenge, which was celebrated across Canada, visit the visit Poets.ca...
The moon like a footlightAnd to hear this? We've put together a video, and Bruce Rice reading "Dead Métis at Batoche" is available right here on Latitude Drifts!
At the end of the road
|Poet Bruce Rice reads to Regina City Council and others.|
|Some of the audience at the Regina Poetry City Challenge.|
|Mayor Fougere and city officials.|