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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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Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie National Finals

April 23 - April 26
Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation.  The 24 top-scoring students from the Online Semifinals and their teachers win a spot at the National Finals, plus travel and accommodation. The highlight of the event is our …

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Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie – La grande finale

April 23 - April 26
Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Les voix de la poésie/Poetry In Voice sont un organisme de bienfaisance qui encourage les élèves de partout au Canada à vivre l’aventure de la poésie par le biais de la lecture, de l’écriture et de la récitation. Les 24 élèves qui obtiennent les meilleurs scores à la demi-finale sur Internet, ainsi que leurs enseignants, …

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Ongoing

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

The League of Canadian Poets award shortlists announced

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert, Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster Memorial Awards will be announced online at www.poets.ca. Learn more here.

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7:00 pm

Rachael Simpson + Rachel McCrum at Tree Reading Series

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel Street
Ottawa, Ontario k1Y 4M4 Canada

Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada's longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa's vibrant literary community. Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work …

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The Universe in Verse

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States

The Universe in Verse — an annual celebration of science through poetry, hosted by Maria Popova - returns with a very special edition: This year’s show, benefiting Pioneer Works’ endeavor to build New York’s first-ever public observatory, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Eddington’s historic eclipse expedition to Africa, which confirmed relativity and catapulted …

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8:00 pm

Wallace, Glickman and Marchand-Lafortune at the Art Bar Poetry Series

April 23 @ 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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