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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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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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6:00 pm

Why Are You So Scared? & Other Questions about Poetry, Medicine and Shocks of Mortality

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada

This event features a conversation with a poet-physician, a poet-patient, and the Mount Sinai poet-in-residence. With Dr. Shane Neilson, author of Dysphoria (PQL); Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst (Biblioasis); and Ronna Bloom, author of The More (Pedlar Press). Moderated by Dr. Allan Peterkin of The Program in Health, Arts and Humanities, University of Toronto. …

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7:30 pm

2019 CLC Kreisel Lecture with Dionne Brand

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Avenue, 112 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

The 2019 CLC Kreisel Lecture will be delivered by Dionne Brand. Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Award, she will give a lecture titled “An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading.” Brand will be introduced by bestselling author Lawrence Hill. Brand’s talk takes up her reading …

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8:00 pm

Eunoia – Fujiwara Dance Inventions

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd
Markham, Ontario L3R 8G5 Canada

Eunoia is Christian Bök’s award-winning and bestselling book of conceptual poetry. It is built on the notion of constraining language to one vowel per chapter and tells stories in ways that are as pleasurable as they are ingenious. Denise Fujiwara’s adaptation of the book is a multimedia experience of dance, video, music and costume that …

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Sjoholm, Zeng and johnson at the Art Bar Poetry Series

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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 …

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