News Archive

June 29, 2010

The InArms Project

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is pleased to present InArms, a project designed to bring together Edmonton’s poetry community and the soldiers and families stationed at CFB Namao in Edmonton. The project aims to publish ... Read More 

April 28, 2010

Cafe Readings Video

Ah yes, the cafe readings. The Festival’s gentle wrap-up on Sunday afternoon. Not content with a mere photo gallery, our esteemed photographer / videographer Randall Edwards has put together a little vid that showcases ... Read More 

April 24, 2010

Festival Saturday

Well, it’s a BIG DAY for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. You should definitely check the sked for today’s list of events. Come on, it’s a blustery day, why not slide down and catch some ... Read More 

April 24, 2010

Hip Hop Heart Beat Pics

The night was smokin’ and the rhymes were coming fast. The artery was the place for hip hop last night as some of Edmonton’s finest rhymesmiths kicked it out. Check this out: Read More 

April 23, 2010

The Slam Finals

A slam poetry scene (and team) have been sorely missing from this town, despite it being replete with manifold enclaves of verse. We’ve got your academic circles covered, and your beat-inspired riffs covered. We’ve ... Read More 

April 22, 2010

The WGA Awards Reading

Last night, the Writers Guild of Alberta held an event to celebrate this year’s nominees for the Stephan J. Stephansson award for poetry (Alberta’s top poetry prize). The good stuff went down at Audrey’s ... Read More 

April 22, 2010

Book Chat Photos

This afternoon, George Bowering and Laurie Mac Fayden had a little chat about books and poetry on the Good ‘ol CBC. Our intrepid reporting team was on the scene and managed to grab a ... Read More 

April 22, 2010

Super Hotness

Yep, she was a great show down at The Artery last evening. It was the (annual?) Talonbooks Launch and it was great evening of verse featuring George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Garry Thomas ... Read More 

April 20, 2010

Blinks Shake it Up

The Killer Blinks rocked the Artery last night, continuing a longstanding Edmonton Poetry Festival tradition. The verse was hot as the night, and the crowd was outstanding. Here’s a selection of pics from our ... Read More 

April 15, 2010

Words and Music

Just a quick note to let you know that there are still a few spots left in the Ian Ferrier Workshop, presented by the CAA on Saturday, April 24, 2010. I’ve been to a ... Read More 

April 13, 2010

Festival Approacheth

If you poke your noggin out your window far enough, you will hear the sound of hundreds of poets gearing up for the Edmonton Poetry Festival, which starts on Monday April 19 with the ... Read More 

April 7, 2010

Raving Poets Toast 10 Years

Seeing and hearing The Raving Poets is an experience unlike any other in Edmonton. Blending live improv music (courtesy of the world-famous Raving Poets Band) with poetry, the group can be thought of as ... Read More