NPM AND BEYOND: RECOMMENDATIONS

And just like that, National Poetry Month is nearly over — our hearts are heavy, and our to-read lists grew as much as they shrank this April. In our last NPM and Beyond! blog post, we wanted to chat with some of our shortlisted authors about their reading habits and recommendations. Find out what books…

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NPM AND BEYOND: THE ACT OF READING

Today in our NPM and Beyond! blog series, we’re thrilled to be chatting with some of our shortlisted authors about their reading habits — and how they suggest making time for poetry in your day-to-day life. Steven Heighton’s latest book The Waking Comes Late is shortlisted for our 2017 Raymond Souster Award, and also won…

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NPM AND BEYOND: 10,000 HOURS, PART 2

National Poetry Month, for 2017, is celebrating the time of time. When Kate Hargreaves took that theme and ran with it for our poster and bookmark designs, she said that what she first thinks of when she hears “time” is editing: drafts, drafts, and more drafts. This got us to thinking: they say it takes 10,000…

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NPM AND BEYOND: 10,000 HOURS, PART 1

National Poetry Month, for 2017, is celebrating the time of time. When Kate Hargreaves took that theme and ran with it for our poster and bookmark designs, she said that what she first thinks of when she hears “time” is editing: drafts, drafts, and more drafts. This got us to thinking: they say it takes 10,000…

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POETRY AND ACTIVITIES FOR EDUCATORS AND YOUNG READERS

We are absolutely in love with all the librarians and teachers who work day in and day out to put exciting stories into the hands of sometimes-not-so-excited kids, and this National Poetry Month we want to put together some ideas for how to celebrate poetry with young readers! If you’re on the fence about whether…

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH… AND BEYOND!

Here we are again, in our favourite month of the year: it’s April and we’re celebrating National Poetry Month! We’re only three days into the month and we’ve already seen so many great projects, initiatives, and resources going around on social media–we’re excited to round up some of those resources for you here, as well…

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POETRY TO GET THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Guest post by Nicole Brewer — I didn’t discover poetry until the summer before my fourth year of university, and as soon as I did I wished I had discovered it sooner. When poetry clicks with a reader or a listener, it clicks more loudly and with much more conviction than any other type of…

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