NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: BLOG

NPM17: THAT’S A WRAP

[caption id="attachment_7607" align="alignright" width="300"] Find NPM17 visual materials here![/caption] Every year it feels like there are more and more exciting…
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ON INSPIRATION: STEVEN HEIGHTON, ELEE KRALJII GARDINER, ROBIN RICHARDSON, AND SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA

National Poetry Month may be over, but the job of a poet is never done. Events like National Poetry Month…
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POETS RESIST: NPM ON ALU, FINAL STRETCH

This content has been provided by All Lit Up, an online bookstore and blog run by the Literary Press Group…
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NPM AND BEYOND: RECOMMENDATIONS

And just like that, National Poetry Month is nearly over -- our hearts are heavy, and our to-read lists grew…
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NPM AND BEYOND: THE ACT OF READING

Today in our NPM and Beyond! blog series, we're thrilled to be chatting with some of our shortlisted authors about…
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POETS RESIST: NPM ON ALU, WEEK 3

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MEET THE POETS: 2017 JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE

Congratulations to all the winners of our 2017 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize! We were blown away by all the submissions…
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NPM AND BEYOND: 10,000 HOURS, PART 2

[caption id="attachment_7607" align="alignright" width="300"] Find NPM17 visual materials here![/caption] National Poetry Month, for 2017, is celebrating the time of time. When…
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NPM AND BEYOND: 10,000 HOURS, PART 1

[caption id="attachment_7607" align="alignright" width="300"] Find NPM17 visual materials here![/caption] National Poetry Month, for 2017, is celebrating the time of time. When…
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2017 POETRY READING CHALLENGE: CHECK-IN

2017 is somehow already four months underway, and we figured now would be a great time to check in with…
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POETS RESIST: NPM ON ALL LIT UP, WEEK 2

This content has been provided by All Lit Up, an online bookstore and blog run by the Literary Press Group…
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GETTING PAID FOR POETRY: PUBLIC LENDING RIGHT

Guest post for National Poetry Month and beyond, by Peter Schneider at the Public Lending Right PLR for Poets: Payment…
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POETS RESIST: NPM ON ALL LIT UP

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2017 AWARDS SHORTLISTS

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster…
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POETRY AND ACTIVITIES FOR EDUCATORS AND YOUNG READERS

We are absolutely in love with all the librarians and teachers who work day in and day out to put…
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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH… AND BEYOND!

Here we are again, in our favourite month of the year: it's April and we're celebrating National Poetry Month! We're…
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FRESH VOICES: JOHN PICKERNELL, KJMUNRO, AND SUE BRACKEN

This first installation of Fresh Voices is a project spearheaded by the League's Associate Membership Representative, Lesley Strutt. The League's…
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POETRY TO GET THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Guest post by Nicole Brewer -- I didn’t discover poetry until the summer before my fourth year of university, and…
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NPM17 POSTER AND BOOKMARK

We are so grateful to Kate Hargreaves for her amazing work designing our 2017 National Poetry Month bookmarks and posters! Our…
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GET INVOLVED WITH NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Every year come April, we get so excited to read and promote poetry for four solid weeks as we celebrate National Poetry…
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THAT’S A WRAP: NPM16

It feels like we woke up yesterday and National Poetry Month was just beginning, but somehow it's May tomorrow and…
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HITTING THE ROAD: ATLANTIC PROVINCES

National Poetry Month is almost over, and so too is our virtual road trip. We hit our last four provinces today,…
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ONE WEEK ON THE ROAD

by Alessandra Naccarato -- DEPARTURE: Salt Spring Island, BC My cat did not do a very good job of saying…
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HITTING THE ROAD: QUEBEC

Here, our virtual road trip also becomes physically impossible, as we soar through all of Ontario in just 24 hours…
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HITTING THE ROAD: ONTARIO

We're out of the prairies and into Ontario on our road trip today, and there's an impossible amount of amazing literary…
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HITTING THE ROAD: MANITOBA

We head back south on our virtual road trip (we picked up a dog along the way) into Manitoba to…
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MEET THE SHORTLIST: CHAD CAMPBELL, CASSIDY McFADZEAN & SARAH TOLMIE

We have a super-sized final segment of our 2016 "Meet the Shortlist" series, where we chat with Chad Campbell and…
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HITTING THE ROAD: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES & NUNAVUT

Today we drive north from Saskatchewan into the Northwest Territories and Nunavut! Although we have a confession to make: we…
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MEET THE SHORTLIST: RAOUL FERNANDES & ARMAND GARNET RUFFO

For the fifth installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Raoul Fernandes, whose book Transmitter and Receiver was shortlisted…
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HITTING THE ROAD: SASKATCHEWAN

[caption id="attachment_5589" align="alignright" width="418"] Photo credit: Nicole Brewer[/caption] Today on our virtual road trip we continue into the prairies, through…
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THE TRAVELLING TEAM

[caption id="attachment_5580" align="alignright" width="528"] TPS 2015 team. Photo by Cathy Petch.[/caption] As a special feature for National Poetry Month, we…
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HITTING THE ROAD: ALBERTA

[caption id="attachment_5559" align="alignright" width="528"] Lake Louise, AB. Photo credit: Arina Kharlamova[/caption] We continue our virtual road trip today, cruising through…
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MEET THE SHORTLIST: MELISSA BULL & BEN LADOUCEUR

For the fourth installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Melissa Bull and Ben Ladouceur, whose books Rue…
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HITTING THE ROAD: BRITISH COLUMBIA

[caption id="attachment_5525" align="alignright" width="562"] From the top of Grouse Mountain, Vancouver. Photo by Nicole Brewer[/caption] After spending some time in…
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MEET THE SHORTLIST: MARILYN DUMONT & ALICE MAJOR

For the fourth installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Marilyn Dumont and Alice Major, whose books The…
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READYING FOR THE ROAD

notes to self before departure  -- by Alessandra Naccarato   Remember the first time you did this: Five years back,…
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MEET THE SHORTLIST: RACHEL ROSE & DEREK WEBSTER

For the third installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Rachel Rose, whose book Marry & Burn was shortlisted…
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MEET THE SHORTLIST: ADEBE DeRANGO-ADEM & BRUCE MEYER

For the second installation of our 2016 “Meet the Shortlist” blog series, we meet Adebe DeRango-Adem, whose book Terra Incognita was shortlisted for…
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HITTING THE ROAD: THE YUKON

[caption id="attachment_5464" align="alignleft" width="526"] Marsh Lake, YT (Photo by Nicole Brewer)[/caption] This National Poetry Month, we're taking a virtual road…
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MEET THE SHORTLIST: LORNA CROZIER & MAUREEN HYNES

Welcome to the first installation of our 2016 "Meet the Shortlist" blog series! Throughout National Poetry Month, we're excited to…
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2016 BOOK AWARDS: SHORTLISTS

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster…
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ON NOT WRITING: POETRY AND TRAVEL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

by JC Bouchard -- [caption id="attachment_5274" align="alignleft" width="352"] Reykjavik, Iceland[/caption] Poets constantly make creative and technical choices in their poetry.…
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WELCOME TO NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2016

DOWNLOADABLE GRAPHICS | NPM16 EVENTS | FRANCAIS We're so excited to celebrate poetry with you this month! Here on the…
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CELEBRATING POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

The League of Canadian Poets and the Academy of American Poets Team Up to Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day…
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