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

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”

Lozenges: Poems in the Shape of Things

Colleen’s book of concrete poems, Lozenges: Poems in the Shapes of Things, was published in 1965 by Alphabet Press in London, Ontario. Her husband James Reaney (1926-2008) typeset the poems and also designed the cover.

〈〈〈  ♥  〉〉〉 To view the book as a slide show, go to the top of this page to the large featured image and then click on the left and right arrow keys.

© 2017 Colleen Thibaudeau