#NPM18: WEEKLY ROUND-UP | WEEK ONE

Overwhelmed by all the amazing National Poetry Month content coming out every day? Need a refresher? We’ll be rounding up our blog content, along with the awesome stuff our friends at Open Book, All Lit Up, 49th Shelf, and CBC Books are releasing – plus other NPM news that catches our eye each week; all month long.

From the League’s own #NPM18 blog:

The Al Purdy A-Frame Association

20 Years of National Poetry Month in Canada

2018 National Broadsheet Contest Winner: Leah MacLean-EvansInterview with Leah MacLean-Evans

Poets Laureate

20 League-Funded National Poetry Month Events

20 Poetry Prompts for the League | Guest Post by Robin Richardson

From Open Book:

“I Like to Be Surrounded by Objects with a Past”: Meet Our Poetry Month Writer-in-Residence, Emma Healey!

National Poetry Month Turns 20 & Canadian Poets Share Their Favourite Poems of the Last 20 Yeras

From All Lit Up:

 

Last year we raised our poetic fists for National Poetry Month with Poets Resist, a month-long celebration of poetry as a form of resistance. This year, we’re taking a deep breath and preserving our collective strength with Poetry Cure, a series dedicated to poetry as a mode of healing. Every day on All Lit Up, we’ll chat with a different poet and share a poem that we hope will be a little breath of fresh air as you move through your day. Plus, sign up for our Daily Poetry Cure newsletter and get a poem delivered to your inbox every day for the whole month. So go ahead and check out our cool, fresh line-up of poets coming your way starting on April 2.

 

Poetry Cure: What the Soul Doesn’t Want by Lorna Crozier

Poetry Cure: Indianland by Lesley Belleau

Poetry Cure: The News by Rob Taylor

Poetry Cure: The Celery Forest by Catherine Graham

Poetry Cure: Class Clown by Pino Coluccio

From 49th Shelf:

Celebrating 20 Years of National Poetry Month

From CBC Books:

Poetry is a sugar cube in the bitter coffee of everyday life, says Pino Coluccio

Help us build the ultimate list of must-read Canadian poetry books

#NPM18 in the News:

New books to kick off National Poetry Month from The Star

 

See you next week!