News Archive

October 25, 2012

Reading Series Runs This Saturday

Ah, winter. The wound that coaxes the thinnest blood. You may be content with shaking your woolen mittens over your ash-fired woodstove in a futile attempt at drying. Nobody would knock you for languishing ... Read More 

September 26, 2012

Urban Beats on City Streets

The Poetry Route’s latest batch of bus poems, Urban Beats, is now circulating on Edmonton transit vehicles. Our aim for this theme was to feature work from local inner-city voices; writers from outside the ... Read More 

September 24, 2012

Visions of Alberta

As part of Alberta Arts Days 2012, Please join us for Visions of Alberta, presented by the Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Government House Foundation. Enjoy 4 poetry presentations that tell the story of ... Read More 

September 24, 2012

The Poetry Route

Call for submissions: Write Something Edmonton! The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks submissions for the next flight of The Poetry Route, a project that puts poetry onto public transit vehicles. The upcoming flight, Voices of ... Read More 

September 24, 2012

Poetry Route Submissions Now Open

Hey, you know what’s cool? The library. Yes, contrary to what all your reprobate friends would have you believe, it is cool to have a library card. The library is – perhaps – our ... Read More 

September 19, 2012

New Cafe Reading Series

Hello, poets. Oh you of autumn’s heaving emotions; oh you of darkness and tethered clich├ęs; oh you of death and redemption. How to solve the riddle of autumn? We at PoFest central have the ... Read More 

June 16, 2012

Call for Urban Submissions – The Poetry Route

It’s time again to open the phone lines of inspiration for a NEW round of Bus Poetry. For a few years now, The Edmonton Poetry Festival has teamed with Edmonton Transit to bring you ... Read More 

April 29, 2012

This is How The Festival Ends

Last night’s Poetry Party was a real blowout. The Reunited Raving Poets kicked out a memorable set with readers Michael Gravel, Kerry Mulholland, and Thomas Trofimuk. Guitarist Michel Lefavre sat in with the band ... Read More 

April 28, 2012

Be No Accomplice to Memory

If you’re on Facebook, you should be visiting our page and “liking” us. Visit us on Facebook. There you will find all kinds of cool stuff, including amazing photos of all the festival’s events ... Read More 

April 28, 2012

Guest Post – Reading Out Loud

On Sunday April 29th, I Rayanne Doucet, will be reading my poetry, outside of the classroom and in public for the first time…ever. This all takes place as part of the Edmonton Poetry Festival’s ... Read More 

April 27, 2012

Secret Thoughts Are Hard to Bear

Please, please don’t look out your window. Yes, it is almost May. Yes, it is snowing. Before you bring that first spoonful of Froot Loops to your hungry mug, and before you reach for ... Read More 

April 27, 2012

Guest Post – On The Road with Bob Holman

One of the best things about festivals is you can get introduced to a lot of new work, and new people in a very short period of time. On Thursday night, I got a ... Read More