Polyglot Poetry Mashup

Friday at 7:30PM: The Polyglot Indigenous Languages Issues Launch

Are you fascinated by poetry, languages, and art? Are you curious to witness Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization through creative self-expression? Then please join us for The Polyglot’s launch of our double issue—nimitêyaniy and nitêh, curated by Naomi McIlwraith and Dorothy Thunder.

Event Spotlight

Sh*t, Actually with Lindy West

Sh*t, Actually with Lindy West

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sh*t, Actually is a love letter and a break-up note all in one: to the films that shaped us and the ones that ruined us. More often than not, West finds, they’re one and ... Read More 

Headliners

Jennifer Cockrall-King

Jennifer Cockrall-King

Jennifer Cockrall-King is a Canadian writer and author based in Naramata, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. She writes about food, drinks, cooking, and nature, and is a contributing editor and columnist for the award-winning Canadian narrative journalism magazine Eighteen Bridges. For the past several years, Jennifer has been writing about urban issues such as food culture, food security, urban planning and urban agriculture. Food ... Read More 

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.

Festival News

August 20, 2020

Launching the #YEGWRITES Event Series

The Edmonton Poetry Festival will be hosting a series of readings and workshops over the next several weeks called #YEGWRITES. The first workshop in the series will be Preparing Your Manuscript, led by award-winning ... Read More 

August 20, 2020

2020 Winners of the PoFest Poetry Prize

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is proud to announce the 2020 Winners of the PoFest Poetry Prize. This year’s contest was judged by Doyali Islam. OVERALL WINNER Judge’s Citation: Gavin Bradley’s “Brine” contains the briny ... Read More 

August 20, 2020

Announcing Our New Equity Initiatives

We are pleased to announce our policy objectives to further the ongoing work of promoting anti-racism and furthering equity. We understand that these actions are first steps in the ongoing role we play in ... Read More 

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About Us

Learn more about the mission, mandate, and history of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, as well as the people responsible for organizing and producing it each year, including our Board of Directors.

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Programs

The Edmonton Poetry Festival supports several year-round community programs that bring poetry to the everyday lives of Edmontonians and enrich citizens' experience of our city through creative expression.

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Support Us

Do you want to know how you can support the Edmonton Poetry Festival? Memberships, donations, sponsorships and volunteers help keep the festival viable year after year. Get involved today!

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