The League of Canadian Poets is very excited to announce our first Haiku Contest, open to members and non-members across Canada! This award is a program created by our National Council to promote the art of Haiku, and to celebrate Haiku Month in February. The winner of the Haiku contest will receive 10 t-shirts printed with the winning poem, and will have their work featured on the League’s website and social media. The winning poem will also be included in the 2018 Poem in Your Pocket Day booklet, published internationally each April. Visit poets.ca/haiku for more details, and be sure to submit by January 15, 2018!
Nominations for the annual Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Spoken Word are now open until December 31, 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.
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