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About the Festival

In 2006 I discovered that 2007 would be the 100th anniversary of the death of the North’s greatest poet, Dr. William Henry Drummond, who died in Cobalt in 1907. I envisioned a four day festival to honour the doctor/poet’s legacy.

The first festival took place in April of 2008.

The festival’s mandate was to share poetry in public places, so events are held throughout Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt. We’ve created a literary/arts festival where our tri-cultural community comes together to celebrate its past and present creativity through poetry, music, and art.

Today, the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival is Northern Ontario’s largest poetry/arts festival and this year celebrates nine years of existence — establishing Cobalt as a “petite paradise of poetry.”

Artistic Director David Brydges
Artistic Director David Brydges