Chirping Frogs

“… the poets among us can be ‘literalists of the imagination’ — above insolence and triviality, and can present for inspection, “imaginary gardens with real toads in them” ”   — from Marianne Moore’s “Poetry” (1967) CLICK TO LISTEN TO RECORDING

A Season of Bees

People have kept bees for thousands of years, mostly for honey, but also to support the health of their crops, as bees are thought to be responsible for 80% of pollination worldwide. But the popularity of urban backyard beekeeping has soared around the world in recent years as city-dwellers look to raise awareness of food…

Summer Stillness

One of the best things about heading to the cabin in the summer is the opportunity to stop and be still. For Monica Kidd, that also means listening to the soundscape that underscores time spent at her family’s cabin in the Bay of Exploits. Here is a soundscape she produced featuring the sounds of making…

The Shoe Project 2018 – part 2

In this second and final part of The Shoe Project (2018), you will hear the voices of performance coach Denise Clarke and participants Joy Ebenezer-Alawode of Nigeria, Michelle Huang of China, Svitlana Goncharenko of Ukraine, Maryann Abid of Iran, Valerie Jamga Tchatchoua of Cameroon, Roya Chalaki of Iran, Ivy Caines of the Philippines, and Nasima…

A little fish

In 2016, Monica Kidd and her family spent a month at their cabin in the Bay of Exploits. Busy working on a novel at the time, her father-in-law challenged her to write a story about the capelin fishery instead. He was upset that the capelin hadn’t rolled that year, there were no whales, and there…