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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 new from the League

2024 Cold Moon Contest winners

Join the League of Canadian Poets in congratulating Kelly Madden and Jessica Lee McMillan, winners of the 2024 Cold Moon Contests!

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Poem in Your Pocket Day 2024

Held in the last two weeks of National Poetry Month, Poem in Your Pocket Day is an international movement that encourages people to center poetry within their daily interactions. Poem in Your Pocket Day 2024 will be celebrated on April 18, 2024.

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April 4, 2024 (Zoom): Closer to the Core: strategies for revision (workshop)

In this poetry workshop with Tara Borin, discuss some tools for revision that will bring you closer to the core of the poem you’re trying to write. We’ll begin with a broad focus and then narrow down to the level of the line and individual word choice. Bring a poem you’d like to work on. 90 mins.

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