Monday, December 31, 2018
Today is New Year's Eve aka my last day as Saskatchewan Poet Laureate! Rhyme flies when you're having fun! Thank you to everyone across Saskatchewan and beyond for the magic you brought and continue to bring to each day! Thank you to Saskatchewan's strong writing community and exceptional poets for greatly enriching my life and making this job a great pleasure and great learning experience! Thank you to Saskatchewan's every cloud, every north wind, sloshing lake, twisting river, running sucker, every slough, soaring raven, agog gopher, carrion beetle, every spruce, every caragana, every crocus, every rock, every point on every blade of grass! Not to mention culverts! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, partners in the Poet Laureate program, which this last year of my term is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor, His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy and my first year was under the patronage of Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Thank you all! Saskatchewan is poetry! Happy New Year!