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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.

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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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What's on at the League

July 31, 2024 (Zoom): Cross-Pollinations

In Cross-Pollinations, health humanities and poetry come together under the same scope, combining artistic expression with health practice and research.

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September 10, 2024 (Zoom): Poetry Workshop with David Ly

“Playing With Perspective” is a two-hour online poetry workshop with David Ly for emerging and established poets to practice writing with different perspectives to propel a narrative forward.

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ST@NZA 21.2 July 2024

Read the latest from League members in the ST@NZA, the member news bulletin.

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July 18, 2024 (Zoom): LCP Chapbook Series summer launch

Join the League for an online celebration of two recent chapbooks: anthologies of writers over 65, and of trans and nonbinary poets.

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2024 Jessamy Stusberg Poetry Prize winners

Join the League in celebrating the six youth poets selected as the winners of the annual Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for young poets!

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