News & Announcements

LCP Spoken Word Award: Inaugural shortlist

Join the League of Canadian Poets in congratulating the spoken word poets shortlisted for the inaugural LCP Spoken Word Award!

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Announcing new leadership structure

The League of Canadian Poets is excited to announce its new dual leadership model, effective immediately. Now, alongside the Executive Director, the League will welcome an Artistic Programming Director as co-director.

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LCP launches 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

The League of Canadian Poets presents a new Strategic Plan to guide operations and governance for 2024 – 2027

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Announcing the Poet Ambassador In Residence Program

The League is thrilled to announce our inaugural Poet Ambassador in Residence, Tara Borin! The Poet Ambassador in Residence program is an opportunity for the League to work with some of Canada’s most exciting poets in support of our mission.

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“I Don’t Need I Love Yous” by Cindy Patrick  – Winner of the 2023 Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest

Congratulations to “I Don’t Need I Love Yous” by Cindy Patrick, winner of the 2023 Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest! This poetry award carries a $500 prize, and is in memory of poet and friend Lesley Strutt. Thank you to our 2023 judge, Carolyne Van Der Meer! “There were so many fine poems submitted to the…

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“Against Beauty” by Em Dial – Winner of the 2023 Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation Poetry Award

Congratulations to “Against Beauty” by Em Dial, winner of the 2023 Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation Poetry Award! This poetry award carries a $500 prize, sponsored by the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation, to the best single poem by a poet in the early stages of their career. “To advance education by providing…

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New Board Members 2023-2025

Welcome President Rayanne Haines (she/her) is an award-winning hybrid author and pushcart nominated poet as well as a cultural producer of intersectional films, stage shows, and panels. She recently completed a year as the 2022 Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries. Rayanne has penned three poetry collections – The Stories in…

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2023 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth – Winning Poems

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize. The jurors were incredibly impressed with the quality of poems submitted this year, and we thank everyone who shared their poetry with us— we know the future of professional poetry in Canada is in good hands! The Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth was established to…

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