POETRY NEWS

PLEASE NOTE: OFFICE CLOSURE

The League office will be closed June 15-19, 2018 for the Canadian Writers’ Summit! We will re-open at 9AM on Wednesday, June 20.

 

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: POEM-A-DAY PILOT PROJECT

Introducing: Poem-a-Day, presented by Poets.ca! Poem-a-Day’s name tells it like it is: one poem shared by the League, Monday-Sunday, each month, all year – starting late 2018. Until now, our call for submissions has been exclusive to members of the League but, in the spirit of National Poetry Month, we are happily opening the call to all Canadians!

To view our submissions guidelines or sign up early to receive a Poem-a-Day directly to your inbox, visit our website: http://poets.ca/poemaday/

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

2018 JESSAMY STRUSBERG POETRY PRIZE FOR CANADIAN YOUTH WINNERS  

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth: Aminah Attar, Stephanie Chang, Stephanie Cui, Leeloo Legange, Melanie Thompson, and Connie Xie! Congratulations to all winners as well as the honorable mentions (which you can find here)! Don’t miss the chance to read the winners’ full poems, interviews, and jurors’ comments! Thank you to our jurors for the junior category — Heidi Greco, Robin Richardson, and Carol Casey — and the senior category — Richard Osler, Bren Simmers, Cheryl Antao-Xavier, and Greg Santos!  

 

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