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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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Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient for 2019 announced

April 24

Previous recipients of the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award include Frank Bidart, Ana Blandiana, Robin Blaser, Yves Bonnefoy, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Seamus Heaney, Adelia Prado, Adrienne Rich, Tomas Tranströmer, Ko Un, Derek Walcott and Adam Zagajewski. Learn more about the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award.

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Summer Writers Retreat 2019 application deadline

April 24
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada

The Summer Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and …

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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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1:00 pm

Midweek Poems with Open Book

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT United Kingdom

Midweek Poems with Open Book is a weekly shared reading group, free and open to the public. Bring your appreciation of good poetry and listening ears as we read aloud and discuss several poems. Whether you are new to poetry or a long time reader, come join in as we dive deep into the world …

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5:00 pm

MoonVerse: A Spoken Word and Poetry Series

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on April 17, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on April 24, 2019 at 5:00pm

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1 Canada

The moon has long inspired artists, spiritual seekers, and explorers. The Aga Khan Museum's exhibition The Moon: A Voyage Through Time attests to its powerful influence, and the MoonVerse series compliments the exhibition with a focus on live performance. Celebrating National Poetry Month, the museum takes the moon as its muse and invites you to …

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Concordance: An Evening with Susan Howe

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Divinity Hall Chapel, 14 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

In this lecture/reading, Susan Howe explores "the guarded borders between image and word, individual and community, history and the present, poetry provides an opening ..." Learn more here.

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6:00 pm

Poetry Workshops hosted by Vannessa Barnier of Legible Intelligibles

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on April 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

Anansi Bookshop, 128 Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B7 Canada

The workshops are for writers of all levels, from first-timers to seasoned artists. Participants will work with prompts to produce poetry to be shared and taken home. All supplies will be provided. Learn more here.

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Sony Centre Poetry Slam with Toronto Poetry Project

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2 Canada

A poetry slam is a high energy competition of spoken word poetry. Poetry slams were invented by a construction worker from Chicago named Marc Smith in the 1980s as a way to bring life back into poetry readings and make the audience engaged in the show! Sony Centre Poetry Slam is presented with Toronto Poetry …

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6:30 pm

Academy of American Poets presents the 17th annual Poetry and the Creative Mind

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway
New York, NY United States

Poetry & the Creative Mind is a celebration of the presence of poetry across the arts, and throughout our lives, which features a star-studded line-up of luminaries presenting readings from poetry’s most significant voices. The 17th annual celebration will include readings and performances from Emmy Award-winning journalist Ann Curry; founding member of the Magnetic Fields …

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