On Thursday, April 27, celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with the League of Canadian Poets and the Academy of American Poets! It’s easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own Poem in Your Pocket Day event. Find a complete list of recommendations, as well as the 2017 Poem in Your Pocket Day booklet and links to individual poems on our #pocketpoem page. You can also carry an iconic Canadian poet with you this year, with new illustrations of George Elliott Clarke, Anne Carson, Gregory Scofield, and Bronwen Wallace!
Congratulations to all the winners of our 2017 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize! We were blown away by all the submissions this year, and we’re so excited to have the six winning poems published right here on our website. As an added bonus, we sat down with the four young writers behind the poems to learn a little more about them and their work.
Registration is now open for members and non-members to our annual conference! The League’s 2017 AGM and conference will take place in Toronto from June 9 to 11, 2017. We are excited to have our annual awards celebration, feminist caucus programming, members-only events and much more! Visit our Conference page for a complete schedule and programming details!
We are thrilled to announce the 2017 shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award and, together with the Calgary Spoken Word Society, the finalists for the 2017 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award. The winners of these awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Saturday, June 10. Stay tune to poets.ca/conference for more details! Throughout the next few months, visit our News page to find interviews with and more information about all the shortlisted authors.
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