Cité memoire/The forgotten

Last night I had the honour of being a participant-guest at the launch/gala of Cité Memoire at the Science Centre in Old Montreal. Cité Memoire is a project to celebrate Montreal’s 375th birthday. To get the full details of this huge project go to When I was invited to participate, I asked if I would be paid. I was told that there were no funds for the project. I told them that I believed in artists getting paid for their labour. They explained that the group curating the poetry side of it were volunteers. Because of this, I agreed to do the same. I received my invitation. It was for one. When I asked – since I wasn’t getting paid – if I could invite a guest, I was to

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