News Archive

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 

February 7, 2017

Student Poetry Moves on Transit Winners Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the latest round of bus poems for Poetry Moves on Transit! This round, we asked junior high and high school students to inspire us, educate us, ... Read More 

November 23, 2016

Call for 2017 BYOV Event Submissions

We’ve said it before and remains the truth – There is never enough time, space, or money to showcase all the incredibly talented poets we have in this city. This year, we invite local ... Read More 

September 16, 2016

Announcing our Fall 2016 (“Unknown Edmonton”) Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

Back in July, we opened submissions for Poetry Moves on Transit’s fall 2016 flight on Edmonton Transit busses and trains. The submission call asked for “words about unknown people, places, experiences” in Edmonton. We ... Read More 

July 26, 2016

Fall 2016 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

“Unknown Edmonton” Citizens of Edmonton are invited to submit poems for the Poetry Route’s fall 2016 flight. The Poetry Route is looking for poems about “Unknown Edmonton” to travel on the city’s buses this ... Read More 

April 25, 2016

Poetry Becomes Wisdom

It was Wednesday April 20, and I had just finished walking Armand Garnet Ruffo back to his hotel from the Art Gallery of Alberta. He was speaking there at an event called Poetry Becomes ... Read More 

April 24, 2016

Performance Poetry Workshop CANCELLED

Update April 23, 2016: Please note that this event has been cancelled. Are you excited by the performance possibilities for your poetry? Can you imagine taking your café reading to a new level of ... Read More 

April 23, 2016

Event Review: That Becomes You, A Glass Buffalo Showcase

On Thursday April 21, 2016 Canadian feature poet Kayla Czaga opened the presentation with a few pieces of work from her first book, For Your Safety Please Hold On. Her poetry reflected raw family ... Read More 

April 22, 2016

#POFEST16 in Poetry Central!

Churchill Square is vibrant and coming alive with the voices of Edmonton! Image courtesy of @PopularPrintEDM The concrete is the perfect foundation for the language of the city. Festival goers take a moment to ... Read More