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Colleen Thibaudeau Award 2023

Celebrating the outstanding contribution of Flavia Cosma and Cornelia Hoogland have given to poetry in Canada. The League of Canadian Poets is delighted to celebrate the hard work and dedication that Cornelia Hoogland and Flavia Cosma contribute to poetry. Their gift of time, care, and community has created a lasting impact on poetry in Canada.…

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National Volunteer Week 2023

The League of Canadian Poets is grateful to the dozens of volunteers who support our staff, our members, and our programs every year. This year, we’re excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week during our very favourite month – National Poetry Month!  We’d like to recognize some of the incredible volunteers who have donated their time,…

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Remembering Arlene Lampert

Arlene Lampert 1934-2023 Arlene passed away in her own home on February 22, 2023  It was peaceful and in her control. Arlene was a force of nature. Along with Gerald Lampert, Arlene was one of the founding members of the League of Canadian Poets. As Executive Director of the League, she was integrally involved in…

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2023 Book Awards Longlists

The League of Canadian Poets is thrilled to announce the 2023 Book Awards longlists for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award,  Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. Please join us in celebrating the incredible poetry of 2022! April 6: Longlists AnnouncementApril 20: Shortlists AnnouncementMay 4: Winners Announcement 2023 GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD LONGLIST Awarded annually since…

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2023 Book Awards: Meet the Jurors!

The League of Canadian Poets is honoured to have the following poets as the jurors for our 2022 Book Awards! Thank you for all your hard work and careful reading of the incredible poetry released last year. The Longlists for the 2022 Book Awards will be announced on April 6, Shortlists on April 20, and…

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Broadsheet Contest 2023 Winner: Tham Luang Cave Rescue by Pujita Verma

Congratulations to Pujita Verma, winner of the 2022-2023 Broadsheet Contest! Listen to “Tham Luang Cave Rescue by Pujita Verma: Pujita Verma is an Indo-Canadian Poet & Illustrator. She was Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate (2018-2020), a Poetry In Voice National Finalist, and was recently longlisted for Palette Poetry’s Love & Eros Prize. Her work embraces themes…

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Very Small Verse Contest Winner 2023: Toulouse’s uncharacteristic heat by Kevin Andrew Heslop

Congratulations to Kevin Andrew Heslop, winner of the 2022-2023 Very Small Verse Contest! Listen to “Toulouse’s uncharacteristic heat” by Kevin Andrew Heslop Kevin Andrew Heslop is. Debut: the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill Press, Fall 2021). Lately:six feet | between us(McIntosh Gallery, Winter 2022); Revelations: Gathie Falk (Centred Magazine, Winter 2023). Forthcoming: in medias res (Westland Gallery, Spring…

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Things to Do around Winnipeg when you’re Black By Michael Fraser – Winner of the 2022 Lesley Strutt Poetry Prize

Congratulations to the 2022 Winner of the 2nd Annual Lesley Strutt Poetry Prize Things to Do around Winnipeg when you’re Black by Michael Fraser Thank you to the contest judge, Richard-Yves Sitoski! From juror Richard-Yves Sitoski: This poem riffs on Gary Snyder’s “Things to Do in San Francisco” and “Things to Do in Seattle” in…

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