News Archive

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 

April 26, 2012

Throw my fate to the clouds and wind

It was a dizzying evening, with events happening across the city! Over on the Twitter I heard nothing but great things about our poets and their readings. Braidings was moving, The Sweatshop was sweaty, ... Read More 

April 25, 2012

The Heavens Have Never Seemed So Near

Sounds like The Olive and The Slam Finals were awesome! I believe that the world is indeed a better place today because of those events. We’ve got a mighty day on deck. A veritable ... Read More 

April 24, 2012

It's Hard to Keep Track of You, Falling Through the Sky

Kicking a government out of power requires a lot of energy. After you rub the same old sleep out of your eyes, grab an apple gallette and an espresso and have a seat. In ... Read More 

April 23, 2012

Blinkd and Red

Wow, what a night it was. Alberta has been pulled back from the lake of fire and things feel…well, the same as they did before the election. The vibe at the event seemed to ... Read More 

April 23, 2012

And The Winners Are

Back in Q4 2011 The Edmonton Poetry Festival ran a little contest called Words on a Line. We asked for submissions in any form and the top choices were to be included in a ... Read More 

April 23, 2012

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Have you voted? Do you realize that it is your MORAL DUTY to mark a ballot? No excuses, poets. Get on it. If you don’t vote, you hereby grant permission for the poetry community ... Read More 

April 22, 2012

The Fest Drops Today

Ah, the sweet smell of poetry. After the pungent, lazy smell of #420, the pleasantly odorous Edmonton Poetry Festival kicks off today. And what events are on tap? Sketching With Words begins at 1:00pm. ... Read More 

April 17, 2012

On Your Marks

Ascant four days stand between you and the only Edmonton festival that celebrates the beauty of language: The Edmonton Poetry Festival. Surely, in your heart of hearts, you knew this? Surely you were crossing ... Read More 

April 7, 2012

Let's Not Try to Figure Out Everything At Once

There are a few Waxwings lingering at the runoff watering holes. They won’t be here long – the north has summoned them. The robins and their tuneful throats have finally moved in. Before long, ... Read More 

April 2, 2012

The Line that is Dead

We all know and love deadlines, don’t we? Sure, but deep down we hate and/or depend on them. If it weren’t for deadlines, nobody would get published, nothing would be built, there would be ... Read More 

March 23, 2012

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of every non-profit organization. Without them, critical things just can’t get done. Without volunteer power the Edmonton Poetry Festival would be a smouldering crater in the middle of Churchill ... Read More