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 Read Local BC, Open Book, All Lit Up, and CBC Books are releasing – plus other NPM news that catches our eye each week; all month long.
From the League’s own #NPM19 Blog:
2019 Book Awards Shortlists Announcement
Guest Post | By Fenn Stewart
ASK A SHORTLISTER: Literary Icons
Canadian Independent Bookstore Day
From All Lit Up:
This National Poetry Month we’re shouting it out to all the rad women of poetry who write in all kinds of spaces and styles and explore all kinds of themes. Poetry Grrrowl is a raised fist and high-five to those women who make us better readers and thinkers. Join us here on the blog throughout the month for our feature poets, including interviews and excerpts from each, and get 15% OFF any of our Poetry Grrrowl collections all April long. Scroll down for the full line-up of poets and follow along with us all month!
Poetry Grrrowl: Wild Madder + Brenda Leifso
Poetry Grrrowl: An Unorthodox Guide to Wildlife + Katie Vautour
Poetry Grrrowl: Divided + Linda Frank
Poetry Grrrowl: That Light Feeling Under Your Feet by Kayla Geitzler
From CBC Books:
Alexandra Oliver finds poetry in old films, the loneliness of parenthood and the aftermath of disaster
‘I was losing my mind’: Rupi Kaur on the pressures of following up a successful debut book
Natalee Caple on the work of dub poet Lillian Allen, who ’embodies memory and future vision’
Klara du Plessis nominated for two 2019 League of Canadian Poets prizes
11 Canadian poetry collections to check out during National Poetry Month
Jael Richardson’s book pick: SKY WRI TEI NGS by poet Nasser Hussain
Adrienne Gruber on how Elizabeth Ross’s collection After Birth offers ‘everything I ever way in poetry’
Dionne Brand meditates on the process of writing poetry in The Blue Clerk
Montreal poet Nicole Brossard awarded $20K Griffin Poetry Prize lifetime achievement award
Hear Cadence Weapon read his new poem, Searching
Need inspiration for your poem? Stop looking and listen
How Najwa Zebian uses poetry to connect with herself, her students and nearly one million Instagram followers
What is one book your generation should read? 10 teens from Poetry in Voice share their picks
Chantal Gibson on decolonizing minds through poetry
Souvankham Thammavongsa on the ‘great great courage’ of Kayla Czaga’s debut collection
Poetry in Voice awards $25K to 9 Canadian students in national poetry recitation competition
From Open Book:
Poet Ayaz Pirani on Oral Tradition, Literary Gatekeepers, and Writing Faithful Lines
Ben Ladouceur on Finding His Title Through Art and Tomatoes, Alice Munro, & the Allure of a Bossy Title
What a Poem Does, Not what it Means by WIR Edward Carson
The “Place” of Poetry in the Brain’s GPS by WIR Edward Carson
From Read Local BC:
The following interviews are part of a nine-part series of conversations with BC poets about their new poetry collections. New interviews will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday throughout April for National Poetry Month 2019. All interviews were conducted by Rob Taylor, editor of the recent anthology What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions).
A big work presented to all: An interview with George Bowering and George Stanley
Therapy for me and an education for others: An interview with Cassandra Blanchard
Getting closer to the truth: An interview with Jennica Harper
Chaudiere Books – Ottawa’s most beloved literary publisher (2006-2017) is posting a poem a day this April!
NationalPoetryMonth.ca & AngelHousePress are sharing a daily visual poem all NPM
Daily poem sharing initiative from Tofino, BC’s Poet Laureate, Joanna Streetly
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