The Skin of This Planet

Join us for an evening of entertainment as we watch the video installation of The Skin of This Planet, based on the Poem by PK Page.

It has to be made bright, the skin of this planet
till it shines in the sun like gold leaf.
Archangels then will attend to its metals
and polish the rods of its rain. – PK Page

Open to the public during the Boreal Shores Art Tour and otherwise by appointment

P. K. Page’s poem “Planet Earth” has received wide acclaim. It was chosen as the standard-bearer for the United Nations’ year-long Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry, it has been read aloud in celebrations at such diverse places as the Mount Everest Base Camp and the Antarctic Research Station, and Page herself chose to read this poem when she was shortlisted for the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Page has written some of the best poems published in Canada for over five decades. In addition to winning the Governor General’s award for poetry in 1957, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. She is the author of more than a dozen books, which include ten volumes of poetry, a novel, selected short stories, three books for children, and a memoir entitled Brazilian Journal based on her stay in Brazil.  Born in England and raised on the Canadian prairies, Page has lived in the Maritimes and Montreal.