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One event on December 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on January 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on February 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on December 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 30, 2021

In fact, every day is #todayspoem day. With the #todayspoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that happens to have made your day. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Each tweet is enough to spur a moment of …

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2-Day Poem Contest registration deadline

April 16

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 23rd, 2021, leaving you 48 …

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The Laurel Prize submission deadline

April 16

UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has established The Laurel Prize as an annual award for the best collection of nature or environmental poetry to highlight the climate crisis and raise awareness of the challenges and potential solutions at this critical point in our planet’s life. The Prize will dovetail and partner with The Ginkgo Prize …

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Ongoing

everynightapoem

March 15 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

With the #everynightapoem hashtag, you can share an excerpt from any poem that enchants you during your evening reading. Everyone shares their #todayspoem experience a little differently, with an image, a link, an excerpt, whatever fits in a tweet. Writer and translator Eileen Chengyin Chow (@chowleen on Twitter) leads the way. Learn more here.

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National Poetry Month

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

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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National Poetry Month.ca 2021 – Visual Poems

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

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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Book Objects

April 6 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm

A box of paper gems. A printed silk scarf. A deck of cards. A felted sphere filled with paper seeds. Can these objects be books? The poets, book artists, and publishers represented in this virtual exhibition offer a resounding yes, asking viewers to interact with books in ways that break from the expected. This detailed …

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Utah Poetry Festival (virtual)

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Utah Poetry Festival will be virtual. Beginning Friday, April 16 and ending Sunday, April 18, 2021, the festival will feature poetry pedagogy roundtables, moderated conversations and public Q&A’s with poets from around the state, and two headline reading events. The Utah Poetry Festival is hosted by Utah’s poet …

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