#NPM18: WEEKLY ROUND-UP | WEEK TWO

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 BookAll Lit Up49th Shelf, and CBC Books are releasing – plus other NPM news that catches our eye each week; all month long.

This week we’re also highlighting blogs run by League members who are posting about National Poetry Month or sharing poetry for the occasion! Get a glimpse of NPM from a poet’s eye!

From the League’s own #NPM18 blog:

#NPM18 Donation Drive

2018 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize Announcement

The Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Announcement

The Twenty on Discipline | Guest Post by Vanessa Shields

20 Words for NPM’s 20th Anniversary – A Poetry Challenge From the League

13 Spooky Poems and Poetry Tidbits for Friday the 13th | Guest Post by Domenica Martinello

10 Ways to Support your Favourite Poets

From League member-run blogs:

Nationalpoetrymonth.ca | Amanda Earl

The Want – a glosa based on Rilke’s poem | Janet Vickers

claudiaradmore.com | Claudia Radmore

It’s Here! National Poetry Month 2018! Let’s Celebrate! | Debbie Okun Hill

Purple Mountain Poetry | Linda Crosfield

Quillfyre | Carol A Stephen

From Open Book:

Dream Space: an introduction to online obsessions for National Poetry Month | By Poetry Month Writer-in-Residence Emma Healey

Contest! Enter to Win an Incredible Poetry Month Prize Pack from Wolsak & Wynn! 

“In my poetry, I make room for what escapes stories,” an interview with Bänoo Zan

Lenea Grace on Proving Canada Exists in Her Debut Poetry Collection

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: I’d Write the Sea Like a Parlour Game by Alison Dyer

Poetry Cure: This Will Be Good by Mallory Tater

Poetry Cure: Museum of Kindness of Susan Elmslie

Poetry Cure: Lasting, Leaving, Left by Robin Dyke

Poetry Cure: page as bone – ink as blood by Jónína Kirton

From 49th Shelf

16 Seriously Funny Poets

Eric Schmaltz: Reading at the Intersection of Text and Image

From CBC Books:

14 Canadian poets to watch in 2018

The 2018 Shakespeare Selfie Student Writing Challenge is now open for submissions

Why poetry matters to poet, novelist and playwright Priscila Uppal

Why poetry matters to Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Billy-Ray Belcourt

#NPM18 in the news:

Charlottetown gets creative with mayor’s Poetry City challenge from the Journal Pioneer

Parkland Poets Collective hosting Edmonton Poetry Festival event from the Sprucegrove Examiner