News Archive

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 

November 7, 2017

Call for BYOV Submissions!

Edmonton has an incredibly rich and diverse poetry community. Each year we are amazed by the local talent we encounter at PoFest and other events throughout the year. This year, we invite local poets ... Read More 

October 20, 2017

Fall 2017 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

For Students in Junior High and High School only! Calling all junior high and high school students! The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks your poems on what moves you for the next flight of Poetry ... Read More 

July 13, 2017

Announcing our Spring 2017 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

We are ecstatic to announce the winners of Poetry Moves on Transit, summer edition! This round, we asked Edmontonians “What moves you?” We received 75 meaningful, magical poems about movement in its many forms, ... Read More 

April 25, 2017

Spring 2017 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is looking for poems about “How Poetry Moves You” to travel on the city’s buses this summer. In this round of Poetry Moves we’re asking for poems about movement! How ... Read More 

April 21, 2017

Nora Gould’s Selah – Guest Blog

This is a guest blog post from Alexis Kienlen. Nora Gould composes her poetry while ranching in east central Alberta. This is her second time at the Edmonton Poetry Fest. She first came to ... Read More 

April 21, 2017

My Lunch with Ben and David – Guest Blog

This is a guest blog post by Jannie Edwards. I had the opportunity to have lunch with two poets, both featured in the 2017 Edmonton Poetry Festival’s Clouds on the Horizon- Query?, an event ... Read More 

April 20, 2017

Live From Last Night: Gregory Scofield and Marilyn Dumont

Greetings PoFest aficionados! The 2017 edition of the Edmonton Poetry Festival is in full swing and we hope you’re having a great time. So much great poetry in the air, so many wonderful poets, ... Read More 

February 7, 2017

YEP Meetups

Have you heard that Edmonton’s Youth Poet Laureate is none other than the smashing Nasra Adem? Where have you been? One of her first acts as YPL was to create a series of youth ... Read More