from Clasp

Sleep is for the weak.
I collected the reasons against it, which were in every body’s mouth. I marked them down, with, I think, some additions. (You may or may not remember.)

I feign now pleasure—sleep in splendour—notwithstanding
the sadness of the subject.

(Please read the letter.)

A fool could read the signs.

Vallum Award for Poetry 2017 submission deadline

Title: Vallum Award for Poetry 2017 submission deadline

Date: July 15, 2017

Description: Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2017.

The judge this year is Nicole Brossard. An important voice in poetry over the last 40 years, she has been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and has twice won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. In 2016 she won a Pushcart Prize for poems published in Vallum, which were excerpted from her Vallum chapbook A Tilt in the Wondering.

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League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 awards announced

Title: League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 awards announced

Date: June 10, 2017

Description: On June 10th at an awards ceremony in Toronto, the League of Canadian Poets will announce winners of the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award and, together with the Calgary Spoken Word Society, the finalists for the 2017 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award.

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League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 AGM and Conference

Title: League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 AGM and Conference

Start Date: June 9, 2017
End Date: June 11, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: The League is excited to have its annual awards celebration, feminist caucus programming, members-only events and much, much more. The League’s annual conference is proud to have events each year that are open to the public. These events are of interest to writers, poets, publishing professionals, and patrons of the arts.

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League of Canadian Poets conference registration deadline

Title: League of Canadian Poets conference registration deadline

Date: May 31, 2017

Description: The League of Canadian Poets’ 2017 AGM and conference will take place in Toronto from June 9 to 11, 2017. The League is excited to have its annual awards celebration, feminist caucus programming, members-only events and much, much more.

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Ziniuk, Pinder and Kolewe at knife | fork | book

Title: Ziniuk, Pinder and Kolewe at knife | fork | book

Date: June 8, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: All knife | fork | book readings events happen Thursday evenings (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 6:30 pm at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market. This event features readings by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk, Sarah Pinder and R. Kolewe.

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Beckman, Frym and Still at knife | fork | book

Title: Beckman, Frym and Still at knife | fork | book

Date: June 6, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: All knife | fork | book readings events happen Thursday evenings (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 6:30 pm at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market. This event features readings by Joshua Beckman, Gloria Frym and Jennifer Still.

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Poetry Is Dead magazine launch at knife | fork | book

Title: Poetry Is Dead magazine launch at knife | fork | book

Date: June 5, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: All knife | fork | book readings events happen Thursday evenings (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 6:30 pm at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market. This event features the launch of the latest issue of Poetry Is Dead magazine.

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Gaston, Izsak, Belcher and MacEachern at knife | fork | book

Title: Gaston, Izsak, Belcher and MacEachern at knife | fork | book

Date: June 1, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: All knife | fork | book readings events happen Thursday evenings (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 6:30 pm at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market. This event features readings by Lise Gaston, Emily Izsak, Michael Belcher and Jessi MacEachern.

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Surkan, Caufin, Wu, Naga and Whitehead at knife | fork | book

Title: Surkan, Caufin, Wu, Naga and Whitehead at knife | fork | book

Date: May 28, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: All knife | fork | book readings events happen Thursday evenings (unless otherwise noted). Doors open at 6:30 pm at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market. This event, Pre-burial, has the following featured guests: Neil Surkan, Alexandra Caufin, Fan Wu, Noor Naga and Joshua Whitehead, with host Andre Babyn.

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