News Archive

December 19, 2019

Now Accepting BYOV Submissions for the 2020 Festival

We are now accepting submissions for community members to host their own events during the 2020 festival. The BYOVs (Bring Your Own Venues) will take place during the festival week, April 24 to May ... Read More 

November 23, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

Poetry Moves on Transit is only one humble expression of the richness of human expression that resides here in Edmonton. This round, we received 135 poems from 73 people. That means 135 separate instances ... Read More 

September 18, 2019

Fall 2019 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

It’s time to submit to the fall 2019 leg of Poetry Moves on Transit! The contest is open to all residents of the Edmonton region. Four poems will be chosen by a blind jury. ... Read More 

April 21, 2019

2019 Cafe Readings Schedule posted!

Well, that happened fast! The 2019 version of the ever-popular Cafe Readings is now full! You can click the link below to view the schedule and check your reading position. See you next Sunday! ... Read More 

April 15, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

We are elated to announce the four winners of Poetry Moves on Transit: Danae Strelau, patti sinclair, Don Perkins, and Kim Mannix! The six-person jury had the wildly difficult task of choosing top four ... Read More 

March 28, 2019

The 2019 Festival is Live!

It’s live, it’s happening, it’s blowing up. The 2019 Edmonton Poetry Festival begins in a scant three weeks and we want you to be there! Check the schedule page for all the event listings ... Read More 

February 10, 2019

Spring 2019 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

Yeah, we know. It’s damn cold outside, but it’s a great time to sharpen up some poems and send ‘em in for the Spring 2019 Bus Poem submission call of Poetry Moves On Transit. ... Read More 

February 10, 2019

Renew that membership!

First thing’s first: The dates for the 2019 edition of the Edmonton Poetry festival are April 22 – April 28, 2019. This year’s theme is HomeWord, and it promises to be a cooker. And ... Read More 

November 28, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

In our Fall 2018 round of Poetry Moves on Transit, we received an astounding 178 poetry submissions! Our jury had a difficult time choosing our favourite poems, but in the end, we chose the ... Read More 

October 10, 2018

Transition year for Edmonton Poetry Festival

The Edmonton Poetry Festival board is working on a transition for the organization’s staff structure, as Executive Director Rayanne Haines steps back from her full-time role of guiding the organization and producing the annual ... Read More 

September 27, 2018

Fall 2018 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

Poetry Moves on Transit – Short poems, embracing all peoples, take centre stage on public transit. The Edmonton Poetry Festival is looking for poems to travel on the city’s buses this winter. In this ... Read More 

June 12, 2018

The Top 25 Poems – Spring 2018 Poetry Moves on Transit

Because we received so many spectacular poems in our last round of Poetry Moves on Transit, we have decided to publish the Top 25 poems. Congratulations to the four winners again (Nicole Lachat, Kelly ... Read More