Firsthand IF the Poet Classroom Favourites

IF the Poet is the compelling, against-all-odds story of Ian French, a.k.a. IF, from his humiliating slam poetry debut at age 50, to representing English-speaking Canada at The World Cup of Poetry in Paris, France just five years later. It's an unfiltered trip into the mesmerizing heart of competitive slam poetry, pitting IF against the best poets in the world and ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2015

The National The resurgence of poetry through a modern medium

Poetry is having a huge surge, largely through the growing popularity of so-called "Insta-poets." These young writers built their audience using Instagram, and have now drifted into the world of celebrity, gracing the front rows of fashion shows and getting celebrity endorsements.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

CBC News Bernie Francis reads "In Flanders Fields" in Mi'kmaq

For Remembrance Day, Mi'kmaw linguist Bernie Francis reads his translation of John McCrae's war poem "In Flanders Fields."
  • 2017
  • 00:01:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2

This episode on resistance opens with Salman Rushdie reading selected lyrics from hip hop icon Drake and street dance crew BUCC N FLVR shows off their krumping moves. Plus video collective The Creators Bureau looks at how people from battle-scarred parts of the world talk about how important movies were to them.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/08/2016

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Reading of 2018 winner (Grades 7 to 9) – The Universe's Greatest Love Story by Cynthia Gan

Cynthia Gan, 14, won the Grades 7 to 9 category of the 2018 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge. Her poem on the total solar eclipse of 2017 was inspired by the star cross'd lovers and written from the perspective of Friar Laurence from Romeo & Juliet. Gan attends Richmond Christian Secondary School in Richmond, B.C. The text of her poem can ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 10

This episode of Exhibitionists look at people who create and why they do it, with host Amanda Parris.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/26/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 7

Meet a young poet who tore up Instagram with a single photograph; a visual artist whose performance could be called back-breaking; and musician Peaches tells a story of when art equals danger.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Massey Lectures 2009 – The Wayfinders

The 2009 Massey Lectures series, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, is an enlightening, awe-inspiring and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from one of the world’s most celebrated anthropologists. Over the past decade, many of us have been alarmed to learn of the rapidly accelerating extinction of our planet’s diverse flora and fauna. But ...
  • 2014
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/10/2014