Poems For Pollinators! Over 140 poems from around the world were submitted in June 2016 for the Border Free Bee Poetry Post! Ten poems have been selected to be featured in the Poetry Post from fall 2016 to 2017 and to be displayed online. The original poetry came from contributors throughout Canada, the United States and the U.K. Poets responded with passion, beauty, humour and sadness to the topic of pollinators, our relationship to wild pollinators as well as honey bees and the plight of pollinators in the world.
The ten chosen poems will be awarded $50 (Cdn) each and be displayed around Kelowna, British Columbia, in a Poetry Post. Poetry Posts or “poetry boxes” are “little free libraries” that contain poems instead of books. Passersby are encouraged to read “The Poem of the Week” and perhaps take copies, or leave new poems in return. The Post will pop up in multiple locations in Kelowna, as well as Richmond BC and other locations.
Judges for the contest were poets Nancy Holmes and Fionncara MacEoin, artist/ theorist Cameron Cartiere, and pollination scientist Dr. Elizabeth Elle.
Watch here for the list of selected poems and the locations!