The League is excited to announce its first national broadsheet contest, open to all Canadian poets! Judge Sharon Thesen will select a winning poem for publication as a broadsheet designed and printed by Briar Craig on handmade paper. The winner will receive 10 copies of their custom broadsheet, have their poem included in the 2017 Poem in Your Pocket day booklet, and be promoted on the League website. As well, the winning poet will receive a free one-year membership with the League!
The League administers five annual awards: three book awards, one spoken word award, and one young poets’ prize. Book awards deadline: November 1, 2016. Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for spoken word deadline: December 1, 2016. Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian youth deadline: December 1, 2016. Find out more about all of our awards!
Our 50th anniversary has coincided with an incredibly exciting time of transition and progress at the League! We have been enjoying taking time in 2016 to look back fondly, and look forward eagerly at how the League has and will support poets and poetry in Canada. Visit our LCP50 page to check out some of our favourite finds from the last 50 years.
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