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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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Visual Poetry Chapbook

Edited by Kyle Flemmer We invite the submission of visual poetry, a diverse category characterized by the graphical interplay of…
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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 LCP: Communications and Programming Intern

Date Posted: Aug 15, 2022 Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2022 Start Date: Aug 15, 2022 Hourly From: $18/hr Employee Benefits: N/A Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts…
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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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National Poetry Month 2021

National Poetry Month 2021: Resilience The League of Canadian Poets invites you to celebrate the 23nd National Poetry Month this April…
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Reading Series and Festival funding

Applications for this program are accepted from January to April annually, to reserve funding for events in April through to…
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Poets in the Schools micro-grants

If you are familiar with the League's Poets in the Schools funding program and looking for the application details and…
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Poetry In Union 2021

Poetry in Union - A Poetry Experience for Valentine's Day We have all experienced distance and disconnection in the past…
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Review: footsteps in the garden by Bob Mackenzie

Reviewed by Vanessa Shields footsteps in the garden by Bob MacKenzie (cyberwit.net, 2021)   Bob MacKenzie’s latest collection of poetry,…
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Review: The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak by Grace Lau

Reviewed by Padmaja Battani The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak by Grace Lau, Guernica Editions, 2021   The…
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Funding for 2022 in-person events

NEW: The League of Canadian Poet Local In-Person Events Funding Program    Update: As of June 2, 2022, the funds for this…
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Review: Metastasis by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

Reviewed by Emma Odrach Metastasis by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews (Mosaic Press, 2021) Insightful. thoughtful and timely Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews says…
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Review: Wild Hope: Prayers and Poems by John Terpstra

Reviewed by Carol MacKay Wild Hope: Prayers and Poems by John Terpstra (St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2020) John Terpstra’s book…
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