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A Celebration of Derek Walcott

Title: A Celebration of Derek Walcott

Date: January 18, 2018

Location: New York, New York, US
Description: “What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” These words from Hilton Als’s remembrance of Derek Walcott, who died earlier this year, inspire this tribute to the poet, hailed “for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision” when awarded the Nobel Prize in 1992.

Taking part in the tribute are Elizabeth Alexander, Hilton Als, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl Kirchwey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Glyn Maxwell and Caryl Phillips.

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White Noise poetry workshop

Title: White Noise poetry workshop

Date: January 20, 2018

Location: London, England
Description: A day of poetry inspired by randomness and uncertainty. Listening to half-tuned radios, following strangers, translating dog barks, etc. Working backwards from nonsense (nb. results could still be very stupid). We will try out some tested approaches (borrowed from Conceptual Writing, Chaos Magick, Dada) as well as devising some of our own.

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Forms and Features: Syntax

Title: Forms and Features: Syntax

Date: January 13, 2018

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
Description: All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In January, we explore syntax, the structure poet Ellen Bryant Voigt argues is “the essential drama to the poem’s composition.”

The group will explore a wide variety of syntactic structures and styles. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing an original poem, will conclude the session.

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Fahner, Hartsfield and Akinlolu at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Fahner, Hartsfield and Akinlolu at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: February 6, 2018

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: The Art Bar is recognized as Canada’s longest running poetry-only, weekly reading series. Since 1991, it has featured both emerging and established poets from across Canada and occasionally from abroad. It has become a hub for the poetry community, and entry point for new voices, a place for people to enjoy one of the oldest arts.

This week’s offering features Kim Fahner, Carla Hartsfield and Segun Akinlolu.

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Tysdals group, Coluccio and Tolmie at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Title: Tysdals group, Coluccio and Tolmie at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Date: January 30, 2018

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: The Art Bar is recognized as Canada’s longest running poetry-only, weekly reading series. Since 1991, it has featured both emerging and established poets from across Canada and occasionally from abroad. It has become a hub for the poetry community, and entry point for new voices, a place for people to enjoy one of the oldest arts.

This week’s offering features Tysdals group, Pino Coluccio and Sarah Tolmie.

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Liz Howard Poetry Reading at Drawn and Quarterly

Title: Liz Howard Poetry Reading at Drawn and Quarterly

Date: January 19, 2018

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Description: On January 19, 2018 at 7 pm, you are invited to join 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Winner Liz Howard for a reading and conversation with Montréal writer and professor Gail Scott at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.

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Bramer, Graham and Hiemstra at knife | fork | book

Title: Bramer, Graham and Hiemstra at knife | fork | book

Date: January 19, 2018

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: All knife | fork | book readings events are generally Friday nights. Doors 6:30 | Poetry 7-ish. unless noted otherwise. Check the knife | fork | book web site or twitter feed for any updates.

This event features readings by Shannon Bramer, Catherine Graham and Jessica Hiemstra.

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2017 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award submission deadline

Title: 2017 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award submission deadline

Date: January 31, 2018

Description: Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. Award is $3000, publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press, and a four-week PLAYA Residency.

This year’s final judge is Richard Blanco.

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Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize submission deadline

Title: Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize submission deadline

Date: January 15, 2018

Location: US
Description: The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize supports the publication of a first full-length book of poems by a Latinx poet.

The winning poet will receive $1000 and a contract from University of Notre Dame Press. Upon publication of the winning book, Letras Latinas will extend an invitation to both the winner and the judge to give a joint reading at Notre Dame.

The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize is awarded every other year. There is no entry fee.

This year’s judge is Ada Limón.

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Rattle Chapbook Prize submission deadline

Title: Rattle Chapbook Prize submission deadline

Date: January 15, 2018

Description: While most chapbook contests offer maybe $500 and 25 copies of your chapbook, Rattle is going to give one poet something special. Every year, at least one winner will receive:

 

$2,000.

500 copies.

Distribution to Rattle’s 7,000+ subscribers.

In a world where a bestselling full-length poetry book means 1,000 copies sold, the winner will reach an audience seven times as large on the first day alone—an audience that includes hundreds of other literary magazines, presses, and well-known poets. This will be a chapbook to launch a career.

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