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Happening Now! 3rd Annual Drunken Clock Silent Auction is live!

Our Auction is open for bidding! Find amazing tickets, entertainment, gift cards, one-of-a-kind gifts and more here: https://www.32auctions.com/DrunkenClock2019

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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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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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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 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award Winner: Andrea Thompson

and the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award goes to… Andrea Thompson Andrea Thompson is a poet, novelist, educator and editor at Brick Books. Her spoken word album One was nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award, her album Soulorations helped earn her a Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Excellence, and she is the recipient of the 2021 Leon E.…

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Very Small Verse 2019 Winner: A Haiku by kjmunro

Congrats to kjumnro, winner of the 2022 Very Small Verse Contest. A Haikuby kjmunro low winter sunthe mistfrom a mandarin Originally from Vancouver, Canada, kjmunro moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She founded & facilitates ‘solstice haiku’, a monthly haiku discussion group in Whitehorse. She has two leaflets with Leaf Press, & co-edited the…

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Broadsheet Contest 2019 Winner: It Didn’t Happen Here by Eleonore Schönmaier

Congrats to Eleonore Shönmaier, winner of the 2019 Broadsheet Contest. It Didn’t Happen Hereby Eleonore Schönmaier i’m in the bus which is really just an old carand it’s night and pouring rain and i’mthirteen and the car is jammed withbodies and we’re about to headdown the long dirt road out tomy settlement and the drivershouts, don’t…

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2018 Haiku Contest Winner: Jacquie Pearce

Congratulations to Jacquie Pearce, winner of the 2018 Haiku Contest! BC writer Jacquie Pearce is celebrating National Haiku Writing Month with the League of Canadian Poets as the winner of the League’s inaugural National Haiku Contest. Chosen by guest jurors Terry Ann Carder and Naomi Beth Wakan, two of Pearce’s poems were selected through blind…

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