Micheline Maylor

A graphic recording from Sam Hester from the Creative Calgary Congress

Micheline Maylor

A poetic response from Calgary's Poet Laureate…

Calgary’s Poet Laureate and a certified poetry fanatic, Micheline Maylor teaches creative writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and composition at Mount Royal University where she won the Teaching Excellence Award in 2015. Her newest collection, Little Wildheart, was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry and deals with the question: What does it mean to be human?

Micheline was asked to respond to what she heard in the morning sessions and created a poem as she listened.

What will the City Bring for you, Paulo Coelho?

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.”

Suppose, the backstage is a hush, a tremble of tutus on point,
the house lights dim, the dancers wait in a gaggle.
Outside the whole world blurs grey, this way until April,
and maybe not the cruelest month. No colour save for Nenshi’s shoelaces,
and a burst of pink and sparkle inside a dark theatre…

Read Micheline’s entire poem on Medium and let’s continue the conversation. 

About the Creative Calgary Congress

Creative Calgary CongressCalgary Arts Development produced the first Arts Champions Congress in 2011 as a meeting place for people who make Calgary’s arts sector a vibrant and exciting place to work and our city a great place to live.

Renamed the Creative Calgary Congress in 2014, it returned on November 22, 2016 as a place to share ideas and explore ways that the arts and artists can play a leadership role in making Calgary a more curious, compassionate and creative place for all citizens.

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