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Versefest: An Icelandic poet and a Ottawa poet compare notes

caroline.jpgSix days, sixty poets, one giant celebration of the spoken and written word. VerseFest is here, and it promises a variety of voices from near and far. Two of those voices who joined us may not appear to have much in common, at first glance. But it turns out some common themes link Iceland and Ottawa. Gerdur Kristny won the Icelandic Literature Awards in 2010 for her book of poetry Bloodhoof. And Caroline Pignat is a Governor General's Award-winning author based in Ottawa. They both chatted about the common themes in their beginnings as poets.










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