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 LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

We are beyond elated to announce the winners for our 2018 Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, Raymond Souster Award, and Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award, along with our Life and Honorary Member designations. Revealed at Canadian Writer’s Summit on June 16, 2018, here are the 2018 League Award winners:

Otolith by Emily Nilsen (Goose Land Editions), Gerald Lampert Memorial Award winner;
Indianland by Lesley Belleau (ARP Books), Pat Lowther Memorial Award winner;
Cloud Physics by Karen Enns (University of Regina Press), Raymond Souster Award winner;
Dwayne Morgan, Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award winner;
Marylin Dumont, Life Member and;
The University of Regina Press, Honorary Member.

Read the full announcement here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POETRY PAUSE PILOT PROJECT

Introducing: Poetry Pause, our forthcoming daily poetry dispatch! We will circulate one poem, Monday-Friday, each month, all year – starting late 2018. For your daily dose of poetics, you can subscribe to our Poetry Pause newsletter or find the poems on our website where they will be archived. And we’re still accepting submissions!

To view our submission guidelines or sign up early to receive Poetry Pause directly to your inbox, click here.

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE SHERI-D WILSON #GOLDENBERETAWARD

This fall, the League is thrilled to announce a new opportunity for rising and established spoken word poets in Canada: a literary prize crafted specifically to highlight the unique strengths and values of spoken word poetry. Spoken word poets at all stages of their artistic development are encouraged to submit a micro-portfolio to be reviewed by a panel of three established spoken word artists – all for a chance at the grand prize of $2,000! The #GoldenBeretAward is open for submissions from members and non-members! To view our submission guidelines, click here.  Jurors will be announced soon! 

HEARTWOOD: POEMS FOR THE LOVE OF TREES, A LEAGUE ANTHOLOGY

Join local poets and poets across Canada in celebrating the launch of Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees. With over 100 poems and contributions from League members all over the country, Heartwood is a tribute to and celebration of the timeless impact of nature on Canadian poetry. 

Available through Amazon.ca and directly from the League, proceeds from online sales of Heartwood will help the League help poets and poetry in Canada.

POETRY UPDATES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

We’re happy to have recently started up a public newsletter that goes out every 4-6 weeks with calls for submissions, writing opportunities, news from the League, and general poetry news and updates! Sign up today to get the best of Canadian poetry straight to your inbox. You can also sign up for our new Feminist Caucus newsletter, Lit Feminist, here.