It’s been a busy year for us here at the League, full of exciting changes and new programming, but it’s never too busy to read! At the end of last year, we set up a poetry reading challenge that would challenge readers to step outside their comfort zones and diversify their writing in 2017. Of course, we were keen to take part in the challenge ourselves! Here’s what we read this year. What did you read? Share your 2017 reading lists with us using the hashtag #LCPChallenge! Find the challenge here if you want to step up your 2018 reading!

Oh the places you’ll go, by Dr Seuss

Ardour, by Nicole Brossard

even this page is white, by Vivek Shraya

Short Talks, by Anne Carson

Thirsty, by Dionne Brand

Injun, by Jordan Abel

Afterworlds, by Gwendolyn MacEwen

A Spectacular Influence, by Chantal Neveu, translated by Nathanaël

Falling Awake, by Alice Oswald

Yiddish for Pirates, by Gary Barwin

The Cinnamon Peeler, by Michael Ondaatje

Burning in this Midnight Dream, by Louise Bernice Halfe

Rag Cosmology, by Erin Robinsong

Shiner, by Eva H.D.

Don’t let it end like this tell them I said something, by Paul Vermeersch

Skeena, by Sarah de Leeuw

View With a Grain of Sand, by Wislawa Szymborska

Laws of Rest, by David B Goldstein


Trio, by Sarah Tolmie

Accidentals, by Claudia Coutu Radmore

a place called No Homeland, by Kai Cheng Thom

Cruise Missile Liberals, by Spencer Gordon