Poetry News

New Post: Reflections on Black History Month by Andrea Thompson


National Poetry Month is just around the corner! This year’s theme is “A World of Poetry.”

Check out the promotional materials, forms for funding and events, and ways to celebrate here


Poetry in Union is February 14, 2020! Meet with an esteemed poet and craft a one-of-a-kind poem for a loved one. One day only in Toronto’s Union Station! Find out more about Poetry in Union


Fresh Voices 19 is here! Read poems by Harry Posner, Shayne Coffin, Kelly Madden, David G. Malcolm, Corina Gugulus, Danny PeartGraham Ducker and Tony Brathwaite! Read the latest Fresh Voices

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Poetry Pause delivers more than a daily poem; it delivers the chance for folks to pause for poetry.  Sign up for Poetry Pause and spare a few minutes each day for words that heal, inspire, and sustain.

We’re always accepting submissions! To view submission guidelines, click here. Thank you for helping us build this exciting venture in Canadian poetry!


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