News Archive

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 

April 25, 2018

Lorna Crozier Cancellation – Updated Apr 27, 2018

Hello friends, We have some bad news. Sadly, Lorna Crozier will not be appearing at the 2018 Edmonton Poetry Festival. Lorna received word of a family health crisis and has rushed home to be ... Read More 

April 19, 2018

Interview – Ahmed ‘Knowmadic’ Ali

Claire Kelly is joined by Edmonton Poet Laureate Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali to discuss all things poetry.

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April 12, 2018

Interview – Emilia Nielsen

Glass Buffalo editor Matthew Stepanic talks with experimental poet Emilia Nielsen. Read More 

April 5, 2018

Interview – Grayson Thate

Glass Buffalo editor Matthew Stepanic chats with Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate Grayson Thate.

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March 21, 2018

Announcing our Spring 2018 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

Happy World Poetry Day! Thank you to everyone who submitted to Poetry Moves on Transit this round. We received 110 astonishing poems from 73 Edmontonians, who shared their voice with us via Twitter, Instagram, ... Read More 

March 18, 2018

Interview – Sharon McCartney

PoFest interviewer Claire Kelly sits down with Sharon McCartney.

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February 28, 2018

Spring 2018 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

The call is out for poems to appear on Edmonton’s transit vehicles. Send us your words! Tell us how you share your voice. Tell us how you use your voice. Deadline to submit on ... Read More 

February 1, 2018

Time to Renew Your PoFest Membership!

First thing’s first: The dates for the 2018 edition of the Edmonton Poetry festival are April 22 – April 29, 2018. I can’t say too much right now, but trust me, it’ll be a ... Read More