NPM19: Weekly Round-Up | WEEK FOUR

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 BCOpen BookAll 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


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

Daily #NPM19:

Chaudiere Books – Ottawa’s most beloved literary publisher (2006-2017) is posting a poem a day this April! & AngelHousePress are sharing a daily visual poem all NPM

Daily poem sharing initiative from Tofino, BC’s Poet Laureate, Joanna Streetly

Join the #NPM19 Conversation!

Share your NPM activities and join the conversation by tagging us on Twitter orInstagram @CanadianPoets, and use the official #NPM19 hashtag.

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