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, 49th Shelf, 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:
Fresh Voices 16
BIPOC Writers Connect: Mentorship, Networking, Training
What might grow from this | By Terrence Abrahams
Thirteen: New Collected Poems from LGBTQI2S Writers in Canada (LCP Chapbook Series, 2019)
5 Nature Activities to Invigorate your Writing Practice!
This #NPM19, we’re asking what #PoetryMeans to you. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $2100 for Canadian poets – donate today! So far, with your generous support, we’ve raised $600!!
From 49th Shelf:
26 Books to Celebrate for Poetry Month
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: Suzanne Zelazo and Lances All Alike (Coach House Books)
Poetry Grrrowl: Claire Kelly and One Thing — Then Another (ECW Press)
Poetry Grrrowl: Amanda Jernigan and Years, Months, and Days (Biblioasis)
Poetry Grrrowl: Shirley Camia and Children Shouldn’t Use Knives and Other Tales (At Bay Press)
From CBC Books:
Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Sarah Tolmie shares the many reasons she loves John Donne
The Plight: Randell Adjei’s powerful reflection on the challenge of being both African and Canadian
Adam Sol hails small poetry presses and 3 of their books for National Poetry Month
9 works of Canadian children’s poetry to check out for 2019 National Poetry Month
Griffin Poetry Prize Finalist Eve Joseph on the poets that inspire her
Claire Kelly on the “deliberate and unwavering” poems in Amber McMillian’s We Can’t Ever Do This Again
Enter the 2019 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge now!
From Open Book:
In Poetry, Some Assembly is Required! By WIR Edward Carson
A Map of Reading From Zero to Infinity By WIR Edward Carson
A Poem is a Rhetoric of Substance and Selection by WIR Edward Carson
Read Three Powerful Poems from Treaty# by Armand Garnet Ruffo
Brenda Leifso on the “Wonderful Odd Ordinariness” of Poetry & an Act of Kindness that Led Her to Writing
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 (Part 1)
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
Join the #NPM19 Conversation!
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