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For poets

The League is proud to provide publication opportunities, event funding, mentorship programs, prizes, and more to support poets at all stages of their careers.

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Becoming a member of the League connects you to a wide network of poets, and allows you to access exclusive opportunities.

For organizers

In addition to opportunities for poets, the League administers several programs and awards to support dedicated poetry organizers and publishers across Canada.

Find our resources

Our resources page will provide you with a jumping-off point for researching tools and tricks to get your next project off the ground.

For readers

From a diverse community of poets across Canada, the League publishes poetry for every reader through programs like Poetry Pause and the LCP Chapbook Series.

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Browse our publications to find poetry you can read for free, or support the League by purchasing a chapbook anthology.

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Celebrating Poetry

National Poetry Month

Established in Canada in 1998 by the League of Canadian Poets, National Poetry Month takes place every April and brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, communities and poets from across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada's culture.


Célébrer la poésie

Le Mois national de la poésie

Établie au Canada en 1998, le MNP rassemble les écoles, les maisons d’éditions, les librairies, les bibliothèques, les organismes littéraires et les poètes de partout au Canada afin de célébrer la vitalité d’une poésie bien ancrée au sein de la culture canadienne.


2024 LCP Book Awards: Shortlists

Join the League of Canadian Poets in celebrating the poets and publishers shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award!

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2024

The League is grateful to all the poets and poetry lovers who donate their time and expertise to make what we do possible. Celebrate our volunteers with us!

Read More about Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2024