February 12, 2019
Poetry School: The insincerity of Louise Glück
In my invitation for you to join me this month at Poetry School, I promised to offer up morsels of wisdom about writing poetry from an assortment of essays on the topic. Today I dig into an essay by American ...
February 08, 2019
Poetry School: Keeping it real with Wordsworth
Lyric poetry. We say it casually, but what does it mean? The musical connotation is there, even if we don’t accompany our lyric poems with music. An inherent music, then. The lifts and falls. Rhythm. ...
February 04, 2019
Poetry School: An invitation
Over the next month I invite you to join me at Poetry School. I will not be the teacher, but merely the messenger, a fellow student. Though the balance may one day shift, for me writing poetry is about ...
January 31, 2019
A Title Should Be a "Dream in Which the Work Lives": Talking with our February 2019 writer-in-residence Deanna Young
Ottawa poet Deanna Young is the author of four collections of poetry, which have earned her praise and nominations for numerous prizes including the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, the Ottawa Book Award, ...
November 14, 2018
Vancouver's Natalie Lim Wins CBC Poetry Prize for Her First Published Work
Winning the CBC Poetry Prize is a huge feat for any Canadian poet, but 2018 winner Natalie Lim has added an extra layer of impressiveness to her achievement: her winning poem, "Arrhythmia", is her first-ever ...
November 12, 2018
Contest! Win Essential Poetry from Porcupine's Quill
Does your poetry shelf cry out for more? One lucky winner will be able to pack their bookcase full of some of Canada's best with a five-book prize pack from The Essential Poets Collection, courtesy of ...
August 13, 2018
Go Long! Win a Collection of Incredible Long Poem Collections from Brick Books
Short may be sweet, but long can be even better - and the long poem is one of the toughest, most moving, most powerful forms out there. So we're especially excited to bring you a barnburner of a giveaway ...
July 16, 2018
Contest! Win a Summer Reads Prize Pack of Essays from Porcupine's Quill!
Porcupine's Quill wants you to have the best summer reading experience you can, and all it takes to nab a chance at it is sending a simple email. That's right folks, we've got another terrific prize pack ...
July 12, 2018
"Here Might Be a Path Out of Myself" Steve McOrmond on Discovering Poetry
Steve McOrmond's Reckon (Brick Books) is his first book since the widely-praised The Good News About Armageddon was published in 2010. Reckon is worth the wait, packed with poems that balance wit ...
July 09, 2018
Contest! Travel the Country on the Page with Brick Books' Cross Canada Poetry Contest!
The power of place in poetry is undeniable. A poem can transport you, and Open Book and Brick Books want to do just that with our Cross Canada Poetry Contest! Courtesy of Brick Books, you can enter to ...