Congratulations to Jacquie Pearce, the winner of our inaugural National Haiku Contest! Our guest jurors Terry Ann Carter and Naomi Beth Wakan selected two haiku by Jacquie Pearce as co-winning poems of the inaugural contest — the jurors also selected three haiku for honorable mentions, by Dorothy Mahoney, Marianne Paul, and Beth Skala. Read all five haiku, as well as the jurors’ complete comments on Pearce’s winning poems, here!
Our Poets in the Schools program is now accepting applications for funding for visits taking place on or after April 1, 2018. This program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council, funds visits to schools in Ontario — full members of the League are eligible to receive funding in the form of an honorarium as well as travel and accommodation reimbursement. Check out poets.ca/pits for all the guidelines, as well as to download the application form!
We are also currently accepting applications to our Readings in Public Places program, which offers a $100 honorarium to full League members reading in Toronto. This is a popular program that is disbursed on a first come, first served basis, so we recommend applying early — even if the scheduled reading is still many months away! Visit poets.ca/ripp for more details and to download the application form.
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