Poetry Weekend!!!

And so came and went the 11th annual Poetry Weekend. Thanks to UNB, organizer Ross Leckie, presiding spirit Kathy Mac, Diann from the UNB Bookstore, and everyone else who made this weekend possible!

Ross Leckie welcomes the 50+ poets who came for Poetry Weekend.

Ross Leckie welcomes the 50+ poets who came for Poetry Weekend.

M. Travis Lane reads.

M. Travis Lane reads.

The book table, stocking books by many of the poets who attended.

The book table, stocking books by many of the poets who attended.

Fredericton in the rain. Downtown establishments were pleasantly puzzled to be overrun by large groups of poets emphatically discussing anaphora and speaking in verse.

Fredericton in the rain. Downtown establishments were pleasantly puzzled to be overrun by large groups of poets emphatically discussing anaphora and speaking in verse.

Ross introducing the night reading on Saturday--and a better look at the architecture of Memorial Hall, where all of the readings took place.

Ross introducing the night reading on Saturday–and a better look at the architecture of Memorial Hall, where all of the readings took place.

Qwerty makes an appearance at the book table.

Qwerty makes an appearance at the book table.

UNB's new Writer-in-residence Jeramy Dodds reads on Sunday night.

UNB’s new Writer-in-residence Jeramy Dodds reads on Sunday night.

A last-minute rush to buy books by new friends, to sign books for new friends.

A last-minute rush to buy books by new friends, to sign books for new friends.

By the final reading on Sunday night, many poets had already had to return home, and missed the group photo. Let's pretend they're hiding behind the taller poets, in the back...

By the final reading on Sunday night, many poets had already had to return home, and missed the group photo. Let’s pretend they’re hiding behind the taller poets, in the back…

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