News Archive

February 23, 2010

Time to Bring the Verse

Hey all you poetic reprobates, dig yourself out from behind your computer monitor and take a look at the nearest calendar. Is it still February in this godforsaken tundra-blasted excuse for a city? I ... Read More 

February 21, 2010

Event Schedule 2010

Event Schedule 2010 The Whole Kitt N’ Kaboodle Click on an event for more information. Download the Schedule. Date Morning / Afternoon Evening April 19Monday Blinks in the Belly 7:00pm – 10:30pm · The ... Read More 

April 29, 2009

The Zen of Video

Well, PoFest 2009 is history and by most accounts it was a great show. Once again, super big thanks to all our volunteers and organizers and all our lovely sponsors, without whom this festival ... Read More 

April 25, 2009

The Glamorous Slam

It was a slam, alright. Someone walked away with the cash. Here’s the rundown: Michelle Boudreau Glen Robson Shima Robinson A big “hell yeah” to all the participants and a big congrats to Michelle ... Read More 

April 24, 2009

Return of the Blinks

Ah yes, the Killer Blinks. A longstanding E-Town tradition. Blink poetry originated here in Edmonton. Word has it, a $100.00 bet a barroom brawl were involved. In any case, last night’s Killer Blinks event ... Read More 

April 24, 2009

Talonbooks Launch

The Wednesday night Talonbooks Launch at the Vintage Lounge was a great event by all accounts, and esteemed photographer Tracy Kolenchuk was on hand to document the event. Here’s a selection of some snaps ... Read More 

April 23, 2009

CR Avery Rocks with the Raving Poets

Last night was the unofficial kick-off to PoFest 2009 (the official deal starts tonight with the Killer Blinks). Edmonton’s longest running poetry open mic series, The Raving Poets hosted the one and only CR ... Read More 

April 22, 2009

Jeramy Dodds up for The Griffin

You know about The Griffin, right? That would be the most lucrative poetry award in Canada? $50k to the winner. To win it, you can’t be a slouch like me. You gotta have some ... Read More 

April 19, 2009

Audreys Books for PoFest

During PoFest, sometimes we forget that the book is the reason we’re all here. It’s all well and awesome to hear a poet in person, and performance in poetic circles is very important, but ... Read More 

April 18, 2009

Like A Killer in the Sun

All right all you versifiers. What we have here is a poetic smackup the likes of which have never been seen in this fair burg and have been scant in many others much bigger. ... Read More 

April 14, 2009

The Poster

You might start to see these around town: Click the image above to grab a copy (800kB PDF) or click this link to download. If you’re at Hulberts tonight for the Olive, you might ... Read More 

April 6, 2009

PoFest 2009 Promo Video

Our good friend and talented photo dude / videographer Randall Edwards has put together a little video promo for the upcoming edition of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Keep an eye out for a shirtless ... Read More