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National Poetry Month

April 1 - April 30

National Poetry Month is a month-long celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and observed since 1999 in Canada. As the Academy of American Poets states, National Poetry Month is meant to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to the …

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O, Miami Poetry Festival

April 1 - April 30
Miami Miami, FL United States

Every April, O, Miami produces the O, Miami Poetry Festival, a month-long initiative with the mission of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem. Past O, Miami participants have included Anne Carson, Kay Ryan, Juan Felipe Herrera, W.S. Merwin, Raúl Zurita, Kevin Young, Robert Hass, Patricia Smith, Antibalas, Manual Cinema, Martine Syms, Sonya …

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National Poetry Month.ca

April 1 - April 30

Amanda Earl of AngelHousePress started NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. NationalPoetryMonth.ca is a celebration of the nation of poetry. Poetry is a land of risk, play, meditation, provocation and delight. It cannot be contained within borders …

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European Poetry Festival

April 4 - April 17

The European Poetry Festival was born out of a desire to celebrate, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovative what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across …

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Slope Editions’ 18th Annual Book Prize submission deadline

April 15

Slope Editions is accepting full-length poetry manuscripts for its 18th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize Contest. This year's contest will be judged by Solmaz Sharif. The winning poet will have their book of poems published in 2020 by Slope Editions and will also receive $1000 and free copies of the book in lieu of royalties. …

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The Magpie Award For Poetry winner announced

April 15

Pulp Literature has an affinity for poetry, the hard liquor of literature. They like it strong, neat, and don’t mind if it makes their eyes water. Their judges will be looking for a fusion of musicality, imagery, feeling, and thought. May the best poem win! Learn more here.

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The Palette Poetry Prize submission deadline

April 15

Palette is thrilled to offer the Palette Poetry Prize for 2019: $4000 and publication. They are seeking one excellent poem that speaks to what poetry is and can be for our world today. Send them your incandescent heart on the page. The winner will be selected by our guest judge, Edward Hirsch. Palette's editors will …

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RBC / PEN Canada New Voices Award submission deadline

April 15

PEN Canada is now accepting English language submissions for the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award. The annual award aims to encourage new writing and to provide a space where young, unpublished writers can submit short stories, creative non-fiction, journalism, and poetry. A jury of distinguished PEN Canada members will judge the shortlisted submissions and applicants …

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

April 1 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

PAD stands for Poem-A-Day, so this is a challenge in which poets write a poem each day of April. A prompt will be posted each morning, and poets will write a poem in response. Anyone who wants to write poetry – whether you’ve been writing all your life or just want to give it a …

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City Poems & City Music

April 11 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell
London, E1 7QX United Kingdom

Inspired by the late artist and poet Adrian Henri’s interdisciplinary spirit, a season of art, poetry and music reflecting on the experience of the city comes to Whitechapel Gallery this spring. Musician Thurston Moore and arts editor Eva Prinz curate three evenings of experimental performance from today’s leading poets and musicians. The season is titled …

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8:00 am

Write by the Sea 2019 scholarship application deadline

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you a writer currently living on PEI or in the Maritimes? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the One Life Writing retreat scholarship to attend the 2019 Write by the Sea retreat. This scholarship is part of One Life's commitment to ensuring that the benefits of writing practise, mentorship, and community …

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7:00 pm

#twitterpoetryclub

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 21, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 4, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on March 4, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on March 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 1, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on May 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

#twitterPoetryClub meets on Twitter, on alternating Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Their formula is pretty simple: members share beloved or interesting poems by posting the poet's name, hashtagging "TwitterPoetryClub" and including an image of the poem and/or a link to the full text. Once a poem is posted, everyone is free …

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