The Poetry of Blue
with Laboni Islam


The Poetry of Blue
with Laboni Islam

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2 pm
Price: $20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors

Journey with the colour blue, as it appears in nature as well as in pigments, parchment, paper, and clay. Join poet and art educator Laboni Islam on this special Museum tour and take a closer look at blue objects in the Museum’s Collection, pausing along the way for poetry inspired by the colour’s many hues and meanings.




Laboni Islam was born in Canada to Bangladeshi parents.  She is the recipient of the Janice Colbert Poetry Award (2014) and Marina Nemat Award (2016), and her poem “Lunar Landing, 1966” was shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize (2017).  Her poetry has been anthologized in The Unpublished City (Book*hug, 2017), which was curated by Dionne Brand and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards (2018).  She teaches at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Aga Khan Museum, animating the gap between art and audiences. 


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