It’s National Poetry Month and this year, we’re celebrating 20 years of celebrating!
There are loads of people, places and poetic happenings to celebrate this month (and always!) over at the League of Canadian Poets website. As always, the League is a solid lead for poets across the country.
Stay connected to the League of Canadian Poets website for events, poems and more.
Locally, Windsor continues to celebrate poetry through many exciting events.
Tonight, poets Mary Ann Mulhern and Denis Robillard celebrate their new book launches having worked for the past year with the students at the University of Windsor’s Editing & Publishing Practicum. Published by Black Moss Press, Mary Ann’s new book ‘All the Words Between’ and Denis’ book ‘Ask The River’ will launch tonight at the Fogolar beginning at 7pm. Here’s the Facebook event page with all the details. This is a wildly well-attended event so arrive early! Doors open at 6:30pm. Here’s an article in the Windsor Star about the event and the poets and the students!
Windsor Poetry Slam is having a Haiku Death Match at its next competition! Tuesday, April 24th at Phog Lounge – check out this epic Haiku battle! From the WPS: “That’s right, a head-to-head 5-7-5! Last year’s Haiku Deathmatch winner Brian Damage will be defending his title against newcomer Benny Alexander. These two will go head to head with their haikus, and the audience will choose their favourite poem of the round by applause. The first poet to win 10 rounds will win the title of Windsor Poetry Slam’s 2018 Haiku Grand Champion!
Biblioasis is not only home to a delightful bookstore and one of Canada’s top publishing houses, but it also boasts incredible events with writers from across the globe. Their annual 401 Tour hits Windsor on April 20th. Here are the details.