News Archive

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 

April 2, 2009

Thanks, We're Full Now

Talk about a full boat. In case you missed it, signup for PoFest 2009 is DONE. Gone faster than Henry Miller’s underwear on a Saturday night. And we’ve received a ton of signups – ... Read More 

April 1, 2009

PoFest Interview with Leonard Cohen

I had the opportunity to interview Leonard Cohen yesterday and I gotta say, for a 74 year-old man, he’s spry, wry, and still full of ego. His tour starts tonight and brings him to ... Read More 

April 1, 2009

Last Day for Sign Up Po Fest 2009

Check your calendar. What’s that? Haven’t flipped it yet? What, are you still chasing whiskey dogs from the corners of your eyes? Haven’t mainlined that first squirt of the daily black? It’s April 1. ... Read More 

March 30, 2009

Deadline Approacheth

April 1, 2009 is the deadline for event signup for PoFest 2009. If you haven’t already, head on over to the signup page and fill in the details. Don’t forget about the recently added ... Read More 

March 24, 2009

One Week Left to Sign Up for PoFest 2009

That’s right. That ‘ol thimble of spring steel and tiny gears that resides on your wrist is ticking away. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 is the signup deadline for PoFest 2009. Don’t forget that we’ve ... Read More 

March 20, 2009

Another Reading Event!

Hey all you low down verse hounds, there’s another event to sign up for, if you’re into it. If you’re down with the zen, you’ll want to check this out, as part of the ... Read More 

February 26, 2009

You Ain't A Beauty

Ah, time to dust off the old blog and crush out an update. First thing: Don’t worry. Just cuz you haven’t seen a post here at PoFest HQ, doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. In ... Read More