International Poetry Calendar

Somewhere in the world, every day, someone is writing poetry, reading poetry, encouraging and mentoring poetry, awarding recognition to poetry, presenting and celebrating poetry in new and unusual ways. Take a look at where and when and how poetry is happening. Send us poetry-related dates or events you’d like to see on our ever-blossoming Griffin International Poetry Calendar.

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2020 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline (2 of 2) for entries

The Moth Poetry Prize submission deadline

Firefly Creative Writing: writing coach application deadline

The Poetry Project: The 46th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon

The Poetry Project: The 46th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon



Columba New Poems Online submissions open

Goodier and Braune at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Poetry, Politics and Embodiment program application deadline

Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie Junior Competition winners announced



Scottish PEN submission deadline for works influenced by the Declaration of Arbroath


Richardson and Furster at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Other Tongues anthology Volume 2 submission deadline

Rattle Chapbook Prize submission deadline

Pandora’s Collective Annual Poetry Contest submission deadline

The Banff Centre Writing Studio application deadline

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

Taddle Creek Winter Launch

Archives Spotlight: Little Books of Lovely Verse: Canadian Poetry Chapbooks

Third Thursday Poetry Reading

Lisa Robertson Launches The Baudelaire Fractal at MOCA

Writing Workshop: To Detect from the Echo

University of Toronto Scarborough Emerging Voices magazine submission deadline

Dead Poets Reading Series

Live Poets! with Anne Simpson

Poets & Players Prize closing date

Creative Writing at the ROM

Canada Council for the Arts Annual Public Meeting

Writers Read Concordia presents Lisa Robertson in conversation with Sina Queyras

Varnam and du Plessis at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Introduction to Poetry

Scottish Poetry Library Head Librarian application deadline

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

Smith and Kirby read at Poetry London (Ontario) Reading Series


Poets & Players with Shapcott, Moore, Tsai and Davis

Poetry is Dead Launch: Final Issue



Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXXI

David O’Meara + Jessica Bromley Bartram at Tree Reading Series

Levy and McCabe at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

The Whole Cloth Reading Series presents Sherwin Bitsui reading Dissolve


Trillium Book Award submission deadline

The LaHave Review submission deadline

Watch Your Head anthology submission deadline

KFB Poetry Lab presents The Short Poem Workshop with Catherine Graham

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