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 Open BookAll Lit Up49th Shelf, and CBC Books are releasing – plus other NPM news that catches our eye each week; all month long.

From the League’s own #NPM18 blog:


Fresh Voices: Norma Kerby, Martha Swinn, A. Garnett Weiss

12 Canadian Nature Poetry Books | Guest post by Terrence Abrahams

16 Indigenous Writers and Artists to Learn From | Guest post by Chelene Knight

A List of 20 Current Chapbook Presses | Guest post by rob mclennan

The Writing Parent: A Lesson on Patience | Guest post by Vanessa Shields


From Open Book:

“I Write to Make Sense of Worries” David James Brock on Finding the Calm in Poetry

From All Lit Up:

Last year we raised our poetic fists for National Poetry Month with Poets Resist, a month-long celebration of poetry as a form of resistance. This year, we’re taking a deep breath and preserving our collective strength with Poetry Cure, a series dedicated to poetry as a mode of healing. Every day on All Lit Up, we’ll chat with a different poet and share a poem that we hope will be a little breath of fresh air as you move through your day. Plus, sign up for our Daily Poetry Cure newsletter and get a poem delivered to your inbox every day for the whole month. So go ahead and check out our cool, fresh line-up of poets coming your way starting on April 2.

Poetry Cure: Songen by Patrick Friesen

Poetry Cure: Book of Annotations by Cameron Anstee

Poetry Cure: Elemental by Kate Braid

Poetry Cure: Like by Max Layton

Poetry Cure: Ritual Lights by Joelle Barron

From 49th Shelf:

Nothing new this week!

From CBC Books:

7 books and poems that inspire Governor General’s Literary Award-winning poet Richard Harrison

Why poet Najwa Zebian shredded her first writing journal

Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Donato Mancini explores the nature of changing language in his latest collection

Canisia Lubrin on how poetry orients us to ‘the complexities of life’

Why Jeff Latosik believes poetry can be “chaotic and hard to chart”

Where award-winning writer Gregory Scofield finds the power in poetry

How confronting body image issues inspired Mallory Tater’s debut poetry collection

Joshua Whitehead on poetry’s radical, survivalist nature

9 must-read Canadian poetry for children and young adults

Canadian students win $25,000 national poetry competition

Why we can count on poetry, according to Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Donato Mancini

The poets that inspire Cree storyteller Louise Bernice Halfe

#NPM18 in the news:

National Poetry Month: Local Writers on their Favourite Poems from the Moose Jaw Independent

Tap your inner poet this National Poetry Month from the Winnipeg Free Press

Poetry at Large in Oxford this weekend from Cumberland News Now



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