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April 1, 2016

C’mon Everyone – Sign Up Now!

Hey, we know you’re busy. Weather’s nice, days are longer, beer is colder, the patio is creeping to life. We understand that you’re preoccupied with important stuff, like the word “entwine”, or how the ... Read More 

March 6, 2016

Call for Volunteers

Hello friends of poetry! The 2016 edition of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, Poetry Becomes, is fast approaching! The festival runs almost entirely on volunteer power, and it’s time once again for our annual Call ... Read More 

January 31, 2016

Spring 2016 Poetry Moves on Transit Top 26

We received a ton of great entires for our latest round of bus poems, currently circulating on Edmonton Transit Vehicles (January / February 2016). Our call went out to school-aged youth, and WOW did ... Read More 

December 23, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2016 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

Back in October we opened submissions for our latest round of bus poems. The contest was open to students in grades 6 – 12, and here’s what we asked for: Tell us what matters ... Read More 

October 22, 2015

Spring 2016 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

Submission deadline: November 27, 2015. The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks your poems on what you want to talk about for the next flight of The Poetry Route, a project that puts poetry onto public ... Read More 

August 25, 2015

Announcing our Fall 2015 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

This past summer we opened submissions for our latest round of bus poems. The theme was “The City’s Changing Face”, and here’s what we asked for: As we celebrate our country’s birthday on Canada ... Read More 

July 30, 2015

You’re Invited to Bohemian Date Night on Aug 13, 2015

The Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Devonian Botanic Garden invite you to… Oh So Bohemian Date Night Thursday August 13, 2015 6:30pm Devonian Botanic Garden Directions Adult admission – $13.50 Senior admission (65+) – ... Read More 

July 2, 2015

Fall 2015 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

Call For Submissions: “The City’s Changing Face” Submission Deadline: July 24, 2015. The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks your poems about the changing face of YEG for the next flight of The Poetry Route, a ... Read More 

April 22, 2015

Cafe Readings Schedule Posted

Hello all! We hope you’re enjoying the festival so far. So many great events, so many great poets. It makes one dizzy (or, maybe it’s the Whiskey). Just a quick heads up: The schedule ... Read More 

April 19, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Festival!

Spring brings bounty; new life. It brings yard-bound surprises and playful turns of phrase. Spring arrives with a rake in one hand and a Mary Oliver poem in the other. It brings light and ... Read More 

April 8, 2015

Spring, and a New Event

Can we say that word yet? Can we write that word yet? The word we dare not loose for fear of reprisal from the weather gods? Maybe. In between all the things people ask ... Read More 

March 23, 2015

Workshops for Poetry Moves

Of course, you should never trust Spring when it pokes its head out in March. Still too early your Mom used to mumble. Your red Stanfields one-piece union suit (c/w trap door) remains accessible. ... Read More