Marks by Brian Henderson

Within a steep or stretched charm Slight variation circulates Going underground at the sigil Of the future aspen colonies That can be thousands of years old Though human-spanned trees but Not quite so fast the end all of each singularity Burst catkin departure Of a loved one as if Clouds … [click for more]

translations from an unknown language by Brian Henderson

who would have imagined beginnings themselves would have no beginning  when we slip into our skins it’s like water feldspar winking with its many mica eyes   we imbibe small tassels of time  who can follow the thread as it’s weaving in and out of the traffic of the body  someone is moving … [click for more]

Celebrating the Raymond Souster Award Longlist

National Poetry Month is about celebrating poetry. The League of Canadian poets proudly celebrates the Raymond Souster Award Longlist. Congratulations to all the incredible poets on this list. The Raymond Souster Award is given for a book of poetry by a League of Canadian Poets member. The award honours Raymond … [click for more]

2020 Book Awards: Longlist Announcement

The League of Canadian Poets is thrilled to announce the 2020 Book Awards longlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. April 20, 2020: Read the 2020 Book Awards Shortlist Announcement 2020 GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD LONGLIST Awarded annually since 1981, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given … [click for more]

Heartwood Anthology

Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees   Join local poets and poets across Canada in celebrating the launch of Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees. With over 100 poems and contributions from poets all over the country, Heartwood is a tribute to and celebration of the timeless impact … [click for more]

Ontario: Words Aloud Spoken Word & Storytelling Festival

Primary Venue: Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario Satellite Venues: Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery, Annan, ON; Garafraxa Cafe, Durham, ON; Durham Town Hall, Durham, ON; West Grey Library, Durham, ON; M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre, Owen Sound, ON; Victoria Jubilee Hall, Walkerton, ON Readers: Michael Crummey, Sue Goyette, Brian Henderson, Evelyn … [click for more]