#NPM18: WEEKLY ROUND-UP | WEEK FOUR

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 All Lit Up49th 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:

Fifteen Poetry Podcasts | Guest post by Kate Sutherland

20 Canadian Libraries Celebrating National Poetry Month

La poésie partout | Guest post by Jonathan Lamy

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! 

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Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

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: The Size of a Bird by Clementine Morrigan

Poetry Cure: Happinesswise by Jonathan Bennett

Poetry Cure: creole métisse of french canada, me by Sharron Proulx-Turner

Poetry Cure: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Best Canadian Poetry’s Slow-Cooked Poetry Stew

 

From 49th Shelf:

8 Wide-Ranging Poetry Books from Alberta

From CBC Books:

Lenea Grace on how poetry breaks all the rules

Kai Cheng Thom: “Faith and science, to me, are one and the same when it comes to writing”

Poet Laura Ritland’s advice for writers: “Never dwell on rejection”

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on how poetry exists between time and space

Aisha Sasha John: “Poetry is the threatre for freedom”

Indigenous poet Zoey Roy’s spoken word poetry confronts bullies and inspires hope

Why Phoebe Wang believes in the power of poetry

Why poetry matters to Ian Williams

Why being away from home inspired Lenea Grace’s collection of Canada-themed poetry 

#NPM18 in the news:

Marking the end of National Poetry Month, four new volumes by Canadian Poets from The Toronto Star

Everyone’s a poet, even if they didn’t know it, in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, today from CBC News