POETRY NEWS

NEW ADDRESS AS OF MAY 1, 2018

We’ve moved! As of May 1, 2018, please find us at 2 Carlton Street Suite 1519, Toronto ON, M5B 1J3.

2018 BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED

We are thrilled to announce the shortlists for our 2018 Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, Raymond Souster Award, and Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award finalists. The winners will be revealed at the Canadian Writer’s Summit on June 16, 2018 and this year’s cash prizes have DOUBLED so we are more excited than ever to honour the winning collections.  See the shortlists, juror’s comments, and learn more about the shortlisted poets here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POEM-A-DAY PILOT PROJECT

Introducing: Poem-a-Day, presented by Poets.ca! Poem-a-Day’s name tells it like it is: one poem shared by the League, Monday-Sunday, each month, all year – starting late 2018. Until now, our call for submissions has been exclusive to members of the League but, in the spirit of National Poetry Month, we are happily opening the call to all Canadians!

To view our submissions guidelines or sign up early to receive a Poem-a-Day directly to your inbox, visit our website: http://poets.ca/poemaday/

Thank you for helping us build this exciting venture in Canadian poetry!

2018 JESSAMY STRUSBERG POETRY PRIZE FOR CANADIAN YOUTH WINNERS  

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth: Aminah Attar, Stephanie Chang, Stephanie Cui, Leeloo Legange, Melanie Thompson, and Connie Xie! Congratulations to all winners as well as the honorable mentions (which you can find here)! Don’t miss the chance to read the winners’ full poems, interviews, and jurors’ comments! Thank you to our jurors for the junior category — Heidi Greco, Robin Richardson, and Carol Casey — and the senior category — Richard Osler, Bren Simmers, Cheryl Antao-Xavier, and Greg Santos!  

 

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