In keeping with the spirit of the seasons, we here at CYHMN? have two little gifts for you. The first is a gift of information so that in the shortened and darkened days ahead you can feel some reassurance from a sense of certainty about what the future holds as you rest your weary, and possibly sugar-plum-filled heads.
The dates for CYHMN? 2016 have been set!
On May 13 and 14, 2016, school-aged poets from across the province will once again meet and slam in Calgary to see which school and students get to (are able to) hoist the much-adored but impossible-to-duplicate CYHMN? trophy as they are named Alberta’s provincial slam champions!
The second gift is one of rhyme:
As you do perpetually,
keep checking back determinedly
for the latest insiders’ story
about the slamming of poetry.
But for now rest assuredly
in the satisfying certainty
that 2 days are hurriedly
coming towards us currently,
which will be filled with poetry
and a profound sense of community
unless you horrifically, heinously, and criminally
choose to go somewhere ever-so-distantly
from Alberta’s home of school-aged slam poetry,
also known as the city of Calgary.
Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Wonderful Winter Solstice, Beautiful Bodhi Day, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Festivus, or Happy Holidays (whichever you happen to celebrate)!