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For poets

The League is proud to provide publication opportunities, event funding, mentorship programs, prizes, and more to support poets at all stages of their careers.

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Becoming a member of the League connects you to a wide network of poets, and allows you to access exclusive opportunities.

For organizers

In addition to opportunities for poets, the League administers several programs and awards to support dedicated poetry organizers and publishers across Canada.

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Our resources page will provide you with a jumping-off point for researching tools and tricks to get your next project off the ground.

For readers

From a diverse community of poets across Canada, the League publishes poetry for every reader through programs like Poetry Pause and the LCP Chapbook Series.

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Browse our publications to find poetry you can read for free, or support the League by purchasing a chapbook anthology.

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What's on at the League

BIPOC Writers Connect 2024

The Writers’ Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets present BIPOC Writers Connect 2024, a mentorship conference where emerging writers connect with industry professionals

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June 27, 2024 (Zoom): Indigenous History Month reading

Join the League for an online celebration of Indigenous History Month with readings from Elena Bentley, Justene Dion-Glowa, and Lorri Neilsen Glenn.

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Derelict Bicycles by Dale Tracy, reviewed by Michael Edwards

Read a review of Derelict Bicycles by Dale Tracy, reviewed by Michael Edwards

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Splendor of Wings

Edited by Claudia Coutu Radmore, this chapbook anthology features poetry from: Anne Archer, Marilyn Belak, Richard Brait, Michelle Poirier Brown, Ronnie R. Brown, Neall Calvert, Louise Carson, Eric Folsom, Tom Gannon Hamilton, Eva Kolacz, Janis La Couvee, Donna Langevin, Dorothy Mahoney, Blaine Marchand, Shelley McAneeley, Gil McElroy, John Oughton, Kerry Rawlinson, and Nan Williamson.

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June 12, 2024 (Zoom): Poetry and Pride open mic and reading

Join the League for its annual Poetry and Pride night, an online reading and open mic celebrating LGBTQI2S+ poets!

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