The Boldness of featuring a poet at the 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremonies
I was delighted to discover the Canadian poet Shane Koyczan at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Featuring him was a bold and brilliant decision.
First as a Canadian, I loved what he had to say about our country. And as a participant in a project like Sharing-Books that supports literacy and new authors, I feel really inspired that maybe we will help a new author find his voice, or that through one of our e-books a child will discover that poetry is a calling worth following.
Maybe one day, they too will recite their poem in front of over two billion TV viewers.