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Thank you so much for your support of our publications, programs and initiatives at the League of Canadian Poets. As…
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Review: Rags of Night in Our Mouths by Margo Wheaton

Reviewed by Michael Edwards Rags of Night in Our Mouths by Margo Wheaton (MQUP, 2022) I. Margo Wheaton’s second poetry…
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Nutlike: a review of Arborophobia by Nancy Holmes

Reviewed by Dawn MacDonald Arborophobia by Nancy Holmes (University of Alberta Press, 2022) “Pray inwardly,” the 15th-century Christian mystic Julian…
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Heartfelt: Custom Poetry Fundraiser

Heartfelt: A Poetry Experience for Valentine’s Day Meet with a Canadian poet and receive a custom poem written for you…
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Review: The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2021

Reviewed by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews   Poetry, azure coloured glass of a sunlit window, encases celestine light on the glossy…
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Quilting a Life by Malika Sharma

Watch the full presentation:   The Canadian Association for Health Humanities and the League of Canadian Poets are partnering to…
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Loose Ends a Tightly Woven Collection: Review of Loose Ends by Ann Carson

Reviewed by Sean Arthur Joyce  Loose Ends by Ann Carson (Aeolus House, 2022)  Poet Ann Elizabeth Carson has released a…
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Review: the correct fury of your why is a mountain By kevin andrew heslop

Reviewed by Nancy Daoust   the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill Press, 2021).  By kevin…
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Words on the Wing: Review of Artful Flight by Susan Glickman

Reviewed by Patricia Keeney  Susan Glickman, Artful Flight, Essays and Reviews. 1985-2019 (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2022)   “Artful flight.” That’s…
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2022 Anne Szumigalski Lecture – Cyclical by Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer

The 2022 Anne Szumigalski Lecture presents: “Cyclical,” a ruminating lecture on aging and writing presented by Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky…
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Review: White by George Elliott Clarke

Reviewed by Elana Wolff   White by George Elliott Clarke Gaspereau Press, 2021; 252 pages ISBN: 9781554472307   In his…
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Review: The Green Archetypal Field of Poetry: on poetry, poets and psyche by Stephen Morrissey

Reviewed by Cynthia Coristine Poetry is the soul’s DNA; poetry is the soul’s map. – Stephen Morrissey   The Green…
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L’affaire George Elliott Clarke: Review of J’Accuse!…! (Poem versus Silence)

Reviewed by Stephen Morrissey J'Accuse...! (Poem versus Silence) George Elliott Clarke Exile Editions, 2021   The title of George Elliott…
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Spectral Lines Visual Poetry Chapbook

Edited by Kyle Flemmer Contributors: Christian Bok, Moni Brar, Benjamin C. Dugdale, Sarah Imrisek, Daze Jefferies, Samantha Jones, Eimear Laffan,…
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2022 Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poetry Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize. The jurors were incredibly impressed with the quality of…
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Review: The Untranslatable I by Roxanna Bennett

Reviewed by Padmaja Battani The Untranslatable I by Roxanna Bennett (Gordon Hill Press, 2021) Roxanna Bennett’s newest book of poetry…
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2022 Book Awards: Winners

The League of Canadian Poets is proud to present the 2022 Book Awards winners of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award,…
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Work with the League of Canadian Poets

The League of Canadian Poets is always interested in conversations with volunteers who would be a great fit for the…
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Poem in Your Pocket Day 2022

Poem in Your Pocket Day – April 29, 2022 – is an international movement that encourages people to centre poetry…
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A Gathering of Poets in Response to Peril

How do poets respond to precarious events in the world? In his famous elegy for W. B. Yeats, W. H.…
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NPM22 Blog: Creating Intimacy Onstage by Charlie Petch

Effective performers have a talent for making the audience feel seen. They say the things you’d only think, and never…
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NPM 2022: Activities for for children and youth

National Poetry Month April 2022 Poster, Digital The theme is intimacy... has that made any parents,…
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On the Storm / In the Struggle: poets on survival

From the LCP Chapbook Series edited by Adebe DeRango-Adem Purchase your copy today! Featuring poetry from Donald B Campbell Sam…
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Into Words: A Discussion on Identity and Writing

The LCP and Freedom to Read Week present: Into Words: a discussion on identity in writing A panel on the joys,…
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Review: Bricolage: A Gathering of Centos

Reviewed by K.V. Skene Bricolage: A Gathering of Centos by A. Garnett Weiss (Aeolus House, 2021) A. Garnett Weiss’s Bricolage…
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Review: Shape Taking by Elana Wolff

Reviewed by Lynn Tait Shape Taking by Elana Wolff (Ekstasis Editions, 2021) Colour, art, fairytales, surrealism, humour—whether writing about the whites…
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Review: Becoming History, A Life Told Through Poetry by Blaine Marchand

Reviewed by David C. Brydges   However good the usage of words may be, a poem with nothing to touch…
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Review of Keeping Count by M. Travis Lane

Reviewed by Marguerite Pigeon Keeping Count by M. Travis Lane (Gordon Hill Press, 2021)             How can we think about…
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Review of Cattail Skyline By Joanne Epp

Reviewed by Michael Edwards Cattail Skyline by Joanne Epp (Turnstone Press)        Joanne Epp’s Cattail Skyline (Turnstone Press, 2021)…
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Two Voices: A Review of The Blue Moth of Morning by P.C. Vandall

Reviewed by Louise Carson The Blue Moth of Morning by P.C. Vandall, The Porcupine’s Quill, 2020. It wasn’t until I…
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