Colleen Thibaudeau’s “Balloon” for National Poetry Month 2012

To honour poet Colleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012), Colleen’s poem “Balloon” was displayed on a billboard near Stanley Street and Wortley Road in London, Ontario. The billboard was a joint project of Poetry London, London Public Library, and Brick Books, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

“Balloon” was first published in Colleen Thibaudeau’s book of concrete poems, Lozenges: Poems in the Shapes of Things, by the Alphabet Press in 1965.

April 14, 2012: “Balloon” by Colleen Thibaudeau, 1925-2012
April 14, 2012: “Balloon” by Colleen Thibaudeau, 1925-2012
April 14, 2012: Celebrating National Poetry Month. Jean McKay was on hand to play her fiddle.
April 14, 2012: Celebrating National Poetry Month. Jean McKay was on hand to play her fiddle.

 

April 4, 2012: Elizabeth Reaney celebrates her grandmother’s poem
April 4, 2012: Elizabeth Reaney celebrates her grandmother’s poem “Balloon”

0 Replies to “Colleen Thibaudeau’s “Balloon” for National Poetry Month 2012”

  1. aww, my old neighbourhood. In words: Colleen once told me at the London Food Co-op upon hearing my comment about mispronouncing the word, nuclear, something like, at U of T., we made sure we said “new-clear”. Best wordblurb: Herman Gooden’s comments about Marc Emery during an interview for CBC’s Marc Emery: Prince of Pot. Happy trails.

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