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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 19, 2019

Verso 33.1

by Dionne Brand

Our next set of Poem of the Week choices come from the three works on the Canadian 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. First, let's savour an evocative selection from The Blue Clerk by Dionne Brand.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 12, 2019

January 1, Dawn

by Ani Gjika, translated from the Albanian written by Luljeta Lleshanaku

Our latest Poem of the Week choices come from the seven works on the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. Next up is a fascinating selection from Negative Space by Ani Gjika, translated from the Albanian written by Luljeta Lleshanaku.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 5, 2019

After You’re Gone / DAY SIX

by Don Mee Choi, translated from the Korean written by Kim Hyesoon

Our current series of Poem of the Week choices come from the seven works on the recently announced 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. This selection comes from the mournful and hypnotic Autobiography of Death by Don Mee Choi, translated from the Korean written by Kim Hyesoon.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
April 28, 2019

from Apparition of Objects

by Robert Majzels and Erin Moure, translated from the French written by Nicole Brossard

This week, we are celebrating the announcement of newly minted Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient Nicole Brossard of Canada. Let's revisit some of her work, which was shortlisted in translation for the Griffin Poetry Prize several years ago.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
April 21, 2019

Lake Michigan, Scene 6

by Daniel Borzutzky

Our Poem of the Week choices over the next several weeks come from the seven works on the newly announced 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. This selection comes from the astonishingly powerful Lake Michigan by Daniel Borzutzky.

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The books and poets of the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

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National Poetry Month

O, Miami Poetry Festival

National Poetry Month.ca

Writer’s Digest April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge

City Poems & City Music

The 36th Annual Tucson Poetry Festival

StillPoint Writing Workshop

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National Poetry Month

O, Miami Poetry Festival

National Poetry Month.ca

Writer’s Digest April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge

City Poems & City Music

#todayspoem

StillPoint Writing Workshop

Poetry Workshops hosted by Vannessa Barnier of Legible Intelligibles

Common Readings – The April Edition

#twitterpoetryclub

Canadian Lines at Poetry Ireland

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National Poetry Month

O, Miami Poetry Festival

National Poetry Month.ca

Writer’s Digest April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge

City Poems & City Music

Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award Poetry submission deadline

Vallum Chapbook Award 2019 submission deadline

Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie VOICES Poetry Journal submission deadline

Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! 2018 Contest winners announced

Canadian Notes & Queries Call for Submissions – Writing in An Age of Unravelling

Shab-e She’r Poetry Month Celebration

May Class: Poems of the City

Wang, Bandukwala and Yang at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Writer’s Digest April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge

City Poems & City Music

2019 Noemi Press Book Awards for Poetry and Prose submission deadline

Virgil’s Aeneid

Midweek Poems with Open Book

National Poetry Library Lates: May with Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi

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City Poems & City Music

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Poetry Day at Poetry Ireland

Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful – evening of poetry and song at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Blue Metropolis Bleu Festival

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City Poems & City Music

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Blue Metropolis Bleu Festival

The Bucks Mills Poetry Festival 2019 – A Weekend Gathering

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City Poems & City Music

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Blue Metropolis Bleu Festival

The Bucks Mills Poetry Festival 2019 – A Weekend Gathering

#todayspoem

Trowbridge Stanza

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City Poems & City Music

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Blue Metropolis Bleu Festival

The Bucks Mills Poetry Festival 2019 – A Weekend Gathering

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City Poems & City Music

The Bucks Mills Poetry Festival 2019 – A Weekend Gathering

Edmonton Poet Laureate application deadline

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City Poems & City Music

Canada Water Library Creative Writing Group

May Class: Poems of the City

Pennock, Kanor, Barrett and Fry at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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City Poems & City Music

Virgil’s Aeneid

Midweek Poems with Open Book

Islam, Gurza, Bain and Vermeersch at Brockton Writers Series

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City Poems & City Music

Parkland Poets Reading Series

Cry, the Beloved Country

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City Poems & City Music

#todayspoem

Brick Books Publishing Administration Internship application deadline

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City Poems & City Music

The Loft’s Wordplay

BC Book Prizes announced

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

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City Poems & City Music

The Loft’s Wordplay

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

#twitterpoetryclub

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

May Class: Poems of the City

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

subTerrain Lush Triumphant Literary Awards submission deadline

Virgil’s Aeneid

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

#todayspoem

Wolsak and Wynn Spring Launch

May Class: Poems of the City

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

Virgil’s Aeneid

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

Parkland Poets Reading Series

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

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City Poems & City Music

City of Literature at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

International Welsh Poetry Competition submission deadline

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City Poems & City Music

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

Unamuno Author Festival 2019

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City Poems & City Music

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

Unamuno Author Festival 2019

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers winner announced

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers winner announced

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXIV

May Class: Poems of the City

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City Poems & City Music

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

Unamuno Author Festival 2019

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Virgil’s Aeneid

Midweek Poems with Open Book

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City Poems & City Music

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

Unamuno Author Festival 2019

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Margaret Atwood: From The Handmaid’s Tale to Art & Technology

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City Poems & City Music

Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke

Unamuno Author Festival 2019

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

The Banister 33rd Annual Poetry Contest submission deadline

Dreamers Writing Contest – Haiku Contest 2019 submission deadline

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City Poems & City Music

Unamuno Author Festival 2019

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets submission deadline

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