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 Read Local BC, Open Book, All Lit Up, 49th Shelf, and CBC Books are releasing – plus other NPM news that catches our eye each week; all month long.
From the League’s own #NPM19 Blog:
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral / Rock, Paper, Scissors: On Living Both the Urban and the Rural | By Jennifer LoveGrove
The Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Announcement
the music of our mother’s movement and voice | By Rita Bouvier
This #NPM19, we’re asking what #PoetryMeans to you. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $2100 for Canadian poets – donate today! So far, with your generous support, we’ve raised $250!
From 49th Shelf:
War/Torn Identities: A recommended reading list from Hasan Namir, the author of the new poetry collection, War / Torn
From All Lit Up:
This National Poetry Month we’re shouting it out to all the rad women of poetry who write in all kinds of spaces and styles and explore all kinds of themes. Poetry Grrrowl is a raised fist and high-five to those women who make us better readers and thinkers. Join us here on the blog throughout the month for our feature poets, including interviews and excerpts from each, and get 15% OFF any of our Poetry Grrrowl collections all April long. Scroll down for the full line-up of poets and follow along with us all month!
Poetry Grrrowl: Kerry Gilbert and Little Red (Mother Tongue Publishing)
Poetry Grrrowl: Ruth Daniell and The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press)
Poetry Grrrowl: Adrienne Gruber and Q & A (Book*hug Press)
Poetry Grrrowl: Trish Salah and Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (Metonymy Press)
From CBC Books:
11 collections from up-and-coming Canadian poets to read
Susan Glickman on the “wonky and tender imagination” of Canadian poet Bruce Taylor
Dionne Brand’s The Blue Clerk among works shortlisted for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize
Dennis Lee on the art of writing poetry
“He speaks the truth”: Why Joseph A. Dandurand recommends reading TREATY# by Armand Garnet Ruffo
Why Paul Vermeersch thinks of poetry as a form of spell-casting and self defence
From Open Book:
Read an Excerpt from the Late Joe Rosenblatt’s Final Collection, Bite Me!
Griffin Prize 2019 Shortlists Announced!
From Read Local BC:
The following interviews are part of a nine-part series of conversations with BC poets about their new poetry collections. New interviews will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday throughout April for National Poetry Month 2019. All interviews were conducted by Rob Taylor, editor of the recent anthology What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions).
Laughing is great and people like doing it: An interview with Dina Del Bucchia
What’s not included is as essential as what is: An interview with Chantal Gibson
The mystery of where you come from: An interview with Russell Thornton
Looking at the consciousness of people: An interview with Garry Gottfriedson
Chaudiere Books – Ottawa’s most beloved literary publisher (2006-2017) is posting a poem a day this April!
NationalPoetryMonth.ca & AngelHousePress are sharing a daily visual poem all NPM
Join the #NPM19 Conversation!
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