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Walt Whitman Award submission deadline

Title: Walt Whitman Award submission deadline

Date: November 1, 2017

Location: US
Description: The Walt Whitman Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.

This year’s judge for the Walt Whitman Award is Joy Harjo.

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Call For Poets: the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme

Title: Call For Poets: the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme

Date: October 31, 2017

Description: This project offers poets the opportunity to work with Michael Symmons Roberts, Sir James MacMillan and researchers from ITIA (the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts) on a new poem during StAnza 2018. Poets are invited to apply for the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme, a collaboration between StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, and ITIA, both based in St Andrews, Fife.

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A Celebration of 10 Years of The Best Canadian Poetry

Title: A Celebration of 10 Years of The Best Canadian Poetry

Date: October 29, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: Chosen from the first nine volumes of this innovative series, the anniversary volume takes the pulse of the last decade of Canadian poetry with ninety superb poems that have excelled—twice—at the test of Best. Join series editors Molly Peacock and Anita Lahey, previous guest editors, and a constellation of Canada’s twice-tested poet-contributors for a special tribute to ten stellar years of this landmark series.

Participants include Peter Chiykowski, George Elliott Clarke, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Cara-Lyn Morgan, A.F. Moritz, Elizabeth Ross, David Seymour, Bardia Sinaee, Karen Solie, Carmine Starnino and Priscila Uppal.

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#todayspoem

Title: #todayspoem

Date: December 8, 2017

Description: In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of delight or recognition or, handily favorited in Twitter, is a lovely bookmark for future poetry explorations.

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#todayspoem

Title: #todayspoem

Date: March 15, 2018

Description: In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of delight or recognition or, handily favorited in Twitter, is a lovely bookmark for future poetry explorations.

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#todayspoem

Title: #todayspoem

Date: November 6, 2017

Description: In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of delight or recognition or, handily favorited in Twitter, is a lovely bookmark for future poetry explorations.

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The Young Buck Poetry Prize submission deadline

Title: The Young Buck Poetry Prize submission deadline

Date: November 1, 2017

Description: Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2) magazine offers a poetry contest exclusively for writers under the age of 35. The YOUNG BUCK poetry prize will be awarded to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and publication in CV2. Two honourable mentions will also be awarded, each with a cash prize.

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2017 Southern California Poetry Festival (SoCalPoFest)

Title: 2017 Southern California Poetry Festival (SoCalPoFest)

Start Date: October 28, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017

Location: Walnut, California, US
Description: The SoCalPoFest is an annual poetry festival that relocates each year to a different Southern California community. For 2017, the second annual, the event will feature themed readings and workshops. The SoCalPoFest is dedicated to preserving the diversity of voices within the community, and this diversity extends across cultural lines and lines related to schools of poetic thought. SoCalPoFest wants to hear poetry from all who make a practice of it, regardless of poetic affiliation or cultural group. This is how we come to understand and appreciate varying experiences and modes of thought.

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Jeramy Dodds – Drakkar Noir

Title: Jeramy Dodds – Drakkar Noir

Date: October 29, 2017

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Description: The warlock of words himself – Jeramy Dodds – is hitting the west coast. His newest collection of poetry, Drakkar Noir, is a haunting, yet hilarious depiction of a journey to and fro the furthest limits of the human experiment. He will be reading at The Paper Hound Bookstore.

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