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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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New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair

April 18 - April 21
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude
New Orleans, LA United States

The New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair aims to create a space for an inclusive and diverse group of writers to collaborate, share and influence each other while also being immersed in the distinct literary culture of New Orleans. As such, their goal every year is to bring in poets and performers from …

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2-Day Poem Contest

April 20 - April 21

This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words provided by CV2 Contemporary Verse 2 - The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing. These words are released at midnight CDT on Friday April 19th, 2019, leaving you 48 …

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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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11:00 am

Narrative Poetry Workshop (online)

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the art of narrative poetry writing in this live online virtual workshop with Kathryn Mockler, writer, professor, Publisher of The Rusty Toque and Canada Editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction. Participants will read, discuss, and write contemporary narrative poetry. Topics include novels-in-verse, prose poetry, list poems, the series, absurdist narrative, …

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