Founded in 1982, the Feminist Caucus is a Standing Policy Committee of the League of Canadian Poets. Membership is open to any League member who shares the goals and objectives of the Caucus; many members are self-identified. All League members may participate in the annual business meeting as well as the annual open reading. Find out more about the history of the Caucus here!
You can find a collection of selected media on the Feminist Caucus and its publications here.
Join the Feminist Caucus at the League’s Annual Conference in Toronto this June! The Feminist Caucus annual business meeting will take place on Friday, June 9, at 10:00 am. The Caucus is also organizing a panel, “Revisit, Revise, Revolutionize: a Two-Part Harmony,” which will take place on Friday, June 9 at 10:00am. Visit poets.ca/conference for full details and to register.
WIth this panel, the Feminist Caucus wants to take a look at what feminism looks like today. The Caucus was formed in the early 1980s, and worked hard to make the League better for and more inclusive of female poets. It’s come a long way since the early days of the committee, and this year, four poets want to see where feminism can take us now—and what we can do for feminism. This panel will take a close look at the original mission statement of the Feminist Caucus and discuss, share, and analyze real-life experience with feminism: discussing intersectionality, diversity, advocacy, and more as it relates to feminism in poetry and literature.
Panelists: Adebe deRango-Adem, Janice Jo Lee, Paulina O’Kieffe, Andrea Thompson; Moderator: Susan G. Cole
FEMINIST CAUCUS REPORTS (by Anne Burke)
Monthly reports from Anne Burke contain book reviews, project and event news, and other information pertinent to members.
The Living Archives Series documents the presentations of the panels sponsored yearly by the Caucus since its founding within the League in 1982, and includes various texts, correspondences, and other works significant to its history and the discussion of women and language in poetry. The series has become part of Women and Gender Studies at universities and colleges University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. It has also garnered positive reviews, such as in Canadian Literature, a preeminent refereed academic journal. Sumptuous high-cost, perfect-bound, glossy editions have been published in past years by partnering with book publishers such as Quarry Press and Broken Jaw Press.