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Dr. Pollard Poetry Park

 
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On May 14, the town of Cobalt had a dedication ceremony for former Highway Bookshop owner/publisher and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Douglas Pollard. The Dr. Pollard Poetry Park is Canada's most historic community poetry park. It's Northern Ontario's only park dedicated to preserving the memory and legacy of poetry hall of fame inductees Dave MacLaren, John Gore, Muriel E. Newton-White. Dedication plaques have been placed for all the poets including two honourary 19th century poets who ventured north, Dr. William Henry Drummond and Archibald Lampman. Plans are for the land to become a multipurpose performance outdoor destination where children's theatre, art walks, drumming circles, poetry readings, storytelling, theatre in the park and music concerts will flourish.

Submitted by David Brydges, Artistic Director of Spring Pulse Poetry Festival.

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