Poetry and Healing

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Poetry throughout the ages has been prophetic, beautiful as well as healing. With the outbreak of COVID-19, we feel it is best to postpone the Poetry and Healing event outlined below for the safety of those involved, and those on the frontlines. But, we want to continue to support SickKids, and bring together the poetry community for good during these difficult times.

Throughout the month of April, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Al Moritz, (Poet Laureate of Toronto), Luciano Iacobelli, Lois Lorimer, Daniel David Moses, Ronna Bloom, Rajinderpal Pal, Catherine Graham, Dr. Conor McDonnell, Jacob Shier, Ayesha Chatterjee and Corrado Paina in celebrating the healing power of poetry.

Poets will be sharing recordings of their poetry throughout April, and within it, the healing journey of writing, or reading, or sharing, poetry. With Poetry & Healing, we all can explore the indigenous concept of “medicine,” the healing power of words, and the transformative and inspiring power of poetry.

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Support poetry and SickKids Hospital from your home.

Event Date
Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM
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Friend of SickKids donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 30, 2020 6:17 PM
Kate Marshall Flaherty left a message
Apr 30, 2020 2:16 PM
Thanks Lesley Fletcher and Laura O'Brien for making this happen, and to the thirteen poets who shred their powerful poetry and comments on "Poetry and Healing" through the month. You can share their poems of consolation today, April 30th, for Poem in Your Pocket day. Thanks to all who made these generous donations!
League of Canadian Poets donated $100.00
Apr 30, 2020 10:13 AM
Lesley Fletcher left a message
Apr 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Lesley Fletcher donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 30, 2020 9:59 AM
Lesley Fletcher left a message
Apr 30, 2020 9:58 AM
Thank you to all of the amazing poets who contributed to this. But ESPECIALLY to Kate Marshall Flaherty, who has worked herself ragged in support of Sick Kids!!!
Carole Giangrande left a message
Apr 25, 2020 5:10 PM
Keep up the good work!
Carole Giangrande donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 25, 2020 5:09 PM
Carole Giangrande left a message
Apr 25, 2020 5:06 PM
Thank you so much for this inspiring and generous gift of poetry and calm.
Kathy Murtha left a message
Apr 21, 2020 1:56 PM
Keep the poetry flowing for the good of us all!
Kathy Murtha donated $100.00
Apr 21, 2020 1:54 PM
Kathy Murtha left a message
Apr 21, 2020 1:44 PM
What a gift to us all at this time! Bless you for these uplifting and inspiring creative endeavor
Hari Thandi left a message
Apr 19, 2020 3:51 PM
Really love this - well done to all involved.
Hari Thandi donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 19, 2020 3:49 PM
Susie Whelehan left a message
Apr 15, 2020 6:27 PM
Thank you for making this possible. I trust it will bring healing not only to the children at Sick Kids, but to all who listen to these beautiful offerings.
Susie Whelehan donated $100.00
Apr 15, 2020 6:25 PM
Susie Whelehan left a message
Apr 15, 2020 6:23 PM
My thanks to the Poets, the League and Katie and her brilliant team for putting together this gift of time to all who listen.
david brydges left a message
Apr 11, 2020 1:58 PM
Great campaign best of...
David Brydges donated $100.00
Apr 11, 2020 1:57 PM
Lois Lorimer Nunn donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 9, 2020 10:31 PM
Kate Marshall Flaherty donated $100.00
Apr 7, 2020 3:22 PM
Donna Langevin donated $90.00
Apr 7, 2020 8:58 AM
Leslie Simmons left a message
Apr 6, 2020 9:11 PM
Thank you, Kate Marshall Flaherty, for your participation in this beautiful and meaningful event. I love your poetry and you bring much healing and insight into our world. Bless you.
Leslie Simmons donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 6, 2020 9:09 PM
Carol Dilworth left a message
Apr 2, 2020 6:20 PM
$1,000 isn't much to ask for an event of this quality. I hope you go way past this in what comes in!
Carol Dilworth donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 2, 2020 6:19 PM
kamal Parmar left a message
Apr 1, 2020 1:04 PM
I am an Associate member of LCP since the last 9 years and would like to participate in the Poetry and Healing project by sending a few poems of mine,. May I know if this project is to be extended in May? Thanks My email is
League of Canadian Poets left a message
Mar 31, 2020 2:41 PM
Hello, everyone! We'd like to confirm that the event that was to take place on April 5 at The Supermarket is postponed given the outbreak of COVID-19, however, we'll still be celebrating and sharing poetry via recordings - please visit for more details. Thank you for our continued support!
Rajinderpal S Pal donated $100.00
Mar 30, 2020 4:33 PM