Envoi Origins

Envoi (to begin with)
There is no real
world, my friends.
Why not, then
let the stars
shine in our bones?

  • Robert Kroetsch (Advice to my Friends) 

Envoi was first used as the name of the fundraising poetry broadsheet series for the Manitoba Writers’ Guild (MWG) in 2008. Then the poem, with “let the stars/shine in our bones” as a pull quote, was used to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, Symposium on Manitoba Writing and to commemorate Robert Kroetsch’s passing.