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National Poetry Month

April 1 - April 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of April, repeating until April 30, 2020

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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Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award Poetry submission deadline

April 30

From its advent, the mission of Sequestrum has been to feature new and emerging writers alongside literary heavyweights. Every issue of Sequestrum features the best creative writing of today. And once a year, their Editor’s Reprint Award features the best creative writing of yesterday. Learn more here.

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Vallum Chapbook Award 2019 submission deadline

April 30

First prize in the Vallum Chapbook Award competition is publication and $300 (Cdn). Selections from the winning chapbook will also appear in the print and digital Vallum magazine. Participants are invited to join the club with some of the most renowned poets published as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series, including Nicole Brossard, George Elliott …

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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

Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie VOICES Poetry Journal submission deadline

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In June 2019, Poetry In Voice will launch its inaugural issue of VOICES, their student poetry journal. If you are a student in grades 9 through 12 (Sec. 3, 4 & 5 and CEGEP 1 in Quebec), Poetry In Voice encourages you to send your original poems via their submission form by April 30, 2019. …

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Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! 2018 Contest winners announced

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Founded in 2012 in New Westminster, BC, Royal Literary Arts Society (RCLAS) is a vibrant community of writers in the Lower Mainland and beyond. RCLAS has once again flung open the doors for aspiring writers to submit their best efforts in any of three writing genres (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) for the Society's annual Contest. …

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Canadian Notes & Queries Call for Submissions – Writing in An Age of Unravelling

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In an age of unprecedented environmental and social instability, how are writers in Canada responding to being ‘stalked’ by extinction? What are the effects on storytelling, language, one’s sense of purpose and role in being a writer? Are new stories called for, and if so, what might they be? Canadian Notes & Queries invites you …

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6:30 pm

Shab-e She’r Poetry Month Celebration

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7 Canada

The most diverse poetry reading and open mic in Toronto, Shab-e She’r has been bridging the gap between diverse poetry communities, bringing together people from different ethnicities, nationalities, ages, disabilities, religions (or lack thereof), poetic styles, voices and visions. At Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) we don’t just wait for diversity to happen: we actively invite …

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7:30 pm

May Class: Poems of the City

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on May 14, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on May 21, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on May 28, 2019 at 7:30pm

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

One of the many things poetry can do is serve as a record, a collection. It can document. In this class, participants will read through/to/about the cities poets are documenting. How do poets address urban life? How does urban life sway diction and rhythm? Cities change — the people come and go, and move fast …

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8:00 pm

Wang, Bandukwala and Yang at the Art Bar Poetry Series

April 30 @ 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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