POETRY NEWS

WE’RE MOVING!

After many happy years in our office at 192 Spadina, we’re moving our home base this August to a new location. Starting Friday, August 11, we will be located at 688 Richmond Street West, unit 101, Toronto ON, M6J 1C5.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE

From August 1 to December 1, 2017, we will be accepting submissions for our Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize. With over $2,000 in cash prizes, this poetry prize is an exciting opportunity for poets in grades 7 to 12 to submit their work! The winning poems are also published on our website each year–check out the 2017 winners here. Find out more about how to submit at poets.ca/stursberg.

NOMINATE A SPOKEN WORD POET FOR THE SHERI-D WILSON GOLDEN BERET AWARD

Nominations for the annual Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Spoken Word are open from August 1 to December 1, 2017. This award honours a Canadian spoken word artist who has made a substantial contribution to the development of spoken word, through the originality and excellence of his or her own writing/performance works, and through involvement in—and contributions to—the expansion of the spoken word community. Find out more at poets.ca/goldenberet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 AWARD WINNERS!

We were so excited to honour d’bi.young anitafrika, Louise Bernice Halfe, Sue Sinclair, Ingrid Ruthig, Allan Briesmaster, the Art Bar Poetry Series, and Gord Downie at our annual awards ceremony on June 10! Find out more about our book awards, our spoken word award, our membership awards, and our volunteer contribution award at poets.ca/awards.

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We’re happy to have recently started up a public newsletter that goes out every 4-6 weeks with calls for submissions, writing opportunities, news from the League, and general poetry news and updates! Sign up today to get the best of Canadian poetry straight to your inbox. You can also sign up for our new Feminist Caucus newsletter, Lit Feminist, here.