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Lisa Richter on Poetry Exercises
Today I feature Lisa Richter in my series on poets and writing exercises. Lisa Richter's first full-length collection of poetry, Closer to Where We Began, was recently published by Tightrope Books. Her ...
April 23, 2017
Phoebe Wang on Poetry Exercises
Today's post on poets and poetry prompts features Toronto-based writer and educator Phoebe Wang. She was the 2015 Grand Prize winner of the Prism International Poetry Prize and her debut collection of ...
April 20, 2017
Domenica Martinello on Poetry Exercises
The next writer featured in my series on poetry exercises is Domenica Martinello. She's a writer from Montréal, Québec, and is the author of the poetry chapbook Interzones (2015). She is also an interviews ...
April 15, 2017
Kathryn Mockler on Poetry Exercises
Today in my series on poetry prompts and exercises, I'm featuring writer Kathryn Mockler. She teaches creative writing, poetry, and screenwriting at Western University, and runs private workshops through ...
April 13, 2017
Poetry in Yukon
“The next unit is Poetry.”Was there any phrase that could make me less popular as a teacher?I was teaching Grade 8 English in Dawson City, an historic Gold Rush town of 1,500, just 5 hours from the ...
April 04, 2017
A How-To Guide for Your Poetry Reading
There are a lot of poetry readings across Canada in April, National Poetry Month. I myself have a new book out, and therefore have a lot of poetry readings. All of which has gotten me thinking about poetry ...
April 03, 2017
Contest! Win a Poetry Month Prize Pack from House of Anansi
If you want your April showers to be showers of poetry, then you don't want to miss entering poetry powerhouse House of Anansi's book giveaway contest!We're very excited to kick off our celebration of ...
April 02, 2017
Happy National Poetry Month!
It’s April, so happy National Poetry Month. I’m honoured to be featured as Open Book’s Writers in Residence this month, and I’m looking forward to blogging about writing and books and publishing ...
February 10, 2017
Ottawa finally gets a city Poet Laureate (again)
In case you weren’t aware, we’ve recently been celebrating the fact that VERSe Ottawa, the organization responsible for the organizing of Ottawa’s annual VERSeFest poetry festival, has announced ...