I had the privilege and honour to read a new poem at the Lieutenant-Govenor’s New Year’s Levee today. After a proclamation by Her Honour Jocelyn Roy-Vienneau to open the levee, I read my poem “New Year’s Day, Fredericton,” which was followed by Jennifer Houle’s reading of the French version, translated by Marie-Claude Hébert. It was quite moving to hear my poem in French; Marie-Claude did a wonderful job, and Jennifer read it superbly. It was first time to the levee, which was a very festive event: we walked around afterward to look through the galleries, and Wyatt collected all the brochures available.
January 1, 2017