News & Announcements

Introducing Brickyard

by Adebe DeRango-Adem Voice. The utterance. A performance of vocal sound. The oral/oracular tradition in the literary arts has been around for centuries, across geographies and cultures. One major influence would be the vast sweep of African and Caribbean vocal and musical traditions, which form the basis of modern iterations of dub and spoken word…

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NPM19: Announcing a new award from the League of Canadian Poets!

To close out National Poetry Month 2019, the League is very excited to announce something big that we’re looking forward to launching this year… a brand new $10,000 poetry prize! We couldn’t think of a better way to say farewell to #NPM19 than to share something for rising talents in Canadian poetry to look forward…

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2019 Book Awards: Winners Announcement

The League of Canadian Poets is proud to present the 2019 Book Awards Winners, including the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. The winners – who will each receive $2000 thanks to funding from Canada Council for the Arts , Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and Canada Book Fund – will be announced…

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2018 JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE

Congratulations to all the winners of our 2018 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize! We were blown away by the plentiful submissions we received this year, and we’re so excited to have the six winning poems published right here on our website. Get to know our winning poets a little better by reading their interviews, included beneath their poems!…

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2018 NATIONAL BROADSHEET CONTEST WINNER: LEAH MACLEAN-EVANS

We are thrilled to reveal the winner of the League’s second annual National Broadsheet Contest: Leah MacLean-Evans! Her winning poem Name Me After a Fish was selected by this year’s judge and the winner of  last year’s inaugural contest, Doyali Islam for its “subtle vulnerabilities and playful humour.”       Name Me After a Fish…

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2017 AWARDS SHORTLISTS

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award and, together with the Calgary Spoken Word Society, the finalists for the 2017 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award. The winners of these awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Saturday, June…

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2016 BOOK AWARDS: SHORTLISTS

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award and, together with the Calgary Spoken Word Society, the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award. The winners of these awards will be announced on Saturday, June 18 at a special awards luncheon…

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