POETRY NEWS

JOIN THE LEAGUE TEAM

We are currently looking for a driven, organized individual to join our small team in Toronto as our new Administrative Director. Beginning in January 2017, this is the perfect role for a career administrator who is interested in the arts, and particularly poetry. If you think this might be a good fit for you, please check out our posting on Work in Culture and apply by Monday, December 12.

INAUGURAL NATIONAL BROADSHEET CONTEST

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!

FOCUS ON CREATORS

Nearly 1,100 Canadian musicians, authors, songwriters, composers, music producers, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors, and other members of the creative class have signed a joint letter addressed to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, urging the government to put Canada’s creators at the heart of our cultural policy. Visit the Focus on Creators website to find out more or add your name to the letter.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

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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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.