June 04, 2018
Contest! Enter to Win a Huge Set of Debut Poetry Collections from Brick Books
Who doesn't love to be first? You can feel the joy by entering our First Collections Giveaway, courtesy of Canada's favourite poetry publisher, Brick Books! Enter for a shot at winning a staggering TEN ...
May 30, 2018
"I Try to Find the Shape of a Poem" Talking to the Griffin Poetry Prize Finalists about Process & Poetry
When it comes to poetry, it doesn't get any bigger than the Griffin Poetry Prize. The two $75,000 prizes (one for a Canadian collection of poetry, one for an international collection) not only has one ...
May 14, 2018
Contest! Win a Library of Don McKay Poetry from Brick Books, including Exclusive Limited Edition Texts
Don McKay is one of Canada's most celebrated poets, with honours that include the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry (twice, and additional nominations), and even the ...
April 30, 2018
League of Canadian Poets Announces 2018 Shortlists with Doubled Prize Money
Today the League of Canadian Poets released their shortlists for the 2018 Annual Poetry Awards, including the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Raymond Souster Award, ...
April 11, 2018
2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlists Announced
This week, Scott Griffin, on behalf of the trustees of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, announced both the International and Canadian shortlists for this year’s Griffin Prize. Judges Sarah ...
December 27, 2017
Reading Books While Desperately Avoiding Loneliness
There was a tree surrounded by countless of its kind, but also all alone, as the only one alive. Its nearby kin debarked and digested, steamed into slop, robbed of their resin and lignin, cleaned, screened, ...
October 31, 2017
The Writer in the World: Coda
When I became that book all those years ago, the effects of art in my life were not definable. I only knew that I enjoyed storytelling and later I would appreciate that my relationship to story has everything ...
October 21, 2017
The Writer in the World: On Beauty and Poetry
A Conversation with an anonymous poet.For this part of The Writer in the World, I am honouring the request of a poet to keep their identity undisclosed. Canisia Lubrin: I've been asked whether the tension ...
October 18, 2017
The Writer in the World: The Mismanagement of Mystery with Vladimir Lucien
A Conversation with Vladimir LucienPoetry's so-called "resurgence" as a form of public/social capital seems to reveal today something new of the role of the artist in the world. This new thing, to me, ...
October 14, 2017
The Writer in the World: Love, Write, Resist, Heal, Part Two with Alicia Elliot
A Conversation with Alicia Elliot, Part TwoCL: To continue from where we left off: Have you considered the book-length poem? This is not to suggest book-length poems are long-winded, though. Jokes aside, ...