Voices Flow Collective Current, April 21-28

Voices Flow ~ Collective Current

The Edmonton Poetry Festival swirls into town from April 21-28 with varied voices and current words all joining together. Over eight days, a dozen events will challenge and inspire, as special guests join local poets. There will be excitement and rapids in the stream, and pools of quiet contemplation.

You can come to listen or share your work at an open mic. Volunteer. Learn in workshops. The river of voices has been flowing for generations—come and share the energy of what’s happening on the banks of right now!

Our 2024 festival bookseller is Audreys Books! Visit their store at 10702 Jasper Avenue for all your poetry needs!

Festival News

February 11, 2024

The Canadian Literature Centre 2023 Poetry Prize Winner is Abbigail Ketsa!

As a contest partner, the Edmonton Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce Abbigail Ketsa as the winner of the 2023 CLC Poetry Prize!   Abbigail Ketsa (she/they) is an emerging settler poet and writer from ... Read More 

July 5, 2022

The Canadian Literature Centre 2022 Poetry Prize Winner is Meghan Eaker

As a contest partner, the Edmonton Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce Meghan Eaker as the winner of the Canadian Literature Centre 2022 Poetry Prize. Meghan Eaker (she/her) is an amiskwaciywâskahikan-based poet, registered nurse, ... Read More 

December 13, 2021

Sonic Confluence Collective: Sounds Like Words Like Sounds

Join the Edmonton Poetry Festival and New Music Edmonton for Sonic Confluence Collective: Sounds Like Words Like Sounds on Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 3:00PM online or in person @ Co*Lab (9641 102A Ave NW). ... Read More 

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The Edmonton Poetry Festival is an annual celebration of poetry and spoken word in Edmonton and Alberta. The festival presents a range of poetic styles and artists: from slam to traditional verse; from internationally recognized poets to local stars.

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