News Archive

September 13, 2008

Christian Bok and Crew Rock The House

Are your ears ringing? Last night was a night of devastatingly cool sound and experimental poetry down at the ARTery. A wide array of experimental verse was kicked out and the extraordinary Christian Bök ... Read More 

September 12, 2008

Blinks Kill 'Em All

The Revenge of the Killer Blinks went off last night as the opening salvo in the war known as the Edmonton poetry Festival. It was a great night all around with some truly “killer” ... Read More 

September 11, 2008

Time to Party!

The Edmonton Poetry Festival gets underway this evening with Revenge of the Killer Blinks at The ARTery, 9535 Jasper Avenue, 7:00pm shotgun start. You’ll see and hear 70 poets read in succession for 30 ... Read More 

September 10, 2008

Event Spotlight: Insomnicidal Kleptomania

On Friday, September 12, 2008 the Edmonton Poetry Festival presents Insomnicidal Kleptomania: An Evening of Experimental Verse and Sound Poetry. It takes place at the ARTery: 9535 Jasper Avenue, doors at 6:30 show at ... Read More 

September 9, 2008

Our Best Response Yet!

The E-Town poetry community’s response to PoFest ’08 has been fantastic! Better than we could have hoped for! You should all sit down and give yourselves a nice round of applause (or down a ... Read More 

September 8, 2008

An Apology to our readers

Well, you can’t run a big show like this and expect everything to go smoothly. We made a big scheduling “whoops” and we’re very sorry. Here’s what we did: We didn’t list a bunch ... Read More 

September 4, 2008

The Schedule is Up!

That’s right! It’s been painful, but we’ve hammered together a nice, tight little schedule for y’all. You can check it out here. Have a breeze through it and give yourself a big “hell yeah” ... Read More 

September 2, 2008

Photos? Hell yeah, we got photos

We’ve culled the archives for the very best in pics from past year’s PoFests. We’ve gone under the loupe and examined every last scrap of photographic material relating to the EPF and thrown the ... Read More 

August 27, 2008

Event Spotlight: The Killer Blinks

For the past two years, Edmonton’s Stroll of Poets Society, along with readers from other E-Town poetry clans, have kicked off the Edmonton Poetry Festival with an event called “The Killer Blinks”. That tradition ... Read More 

August 23, 2008

The Clouds Are Like Headlines…

…across a new front page sky. So sayeth the poet Tom Waits in his classic Shiver Me Timbers. We may have a few clouds, and our boys and girls in Beijing have surely grabbed ... Read More 

August 16, 2008

Thanks for signing up!

Hello all who have boldly signed themselves up for Edmonton’s party of words – The Edmonton Poetry Festival. We’ve received over one hundred signups! A hundred! That’s super cool, and we thank you for ... Read More 

August 11, 2008

Strap Your Hands Across These Engines

Well, it’s been a busy one. Funny how a month can go by in the snap of a paw. Here we are, August 11, 2008 and the Edmonton Poetry Festival website is in need ... Read More