News Archive

March 4, 2015

It's Time to Move

Ah, yes. Early mornings. All the things you’ve come to appreciate in your sleep drop away as the minutes creep closer to 7am. Coffee awaits somewhere out there. You might crack a book instead ... Read More 

January 6, 2015

It's Membership Season 2015

You will be sweeping pine needles until the snow breaks. Such is the price of having a real tree, an extravagance that gets more delightful and difficult to justify as the years roll on. ... Read More 

January 6, 2015

Poetry Moves on Transit “Urban Wildlife” Winners Announced!

This past fall we opened submissions for our latest round of bus poems. The theme was “Urban Wildlife”, and here’s what we asked for: Write us a poem about wildlife in the city! We ... Read More 

December 3, 2014

BYOV Opportunity for the EPF 2015

You were wrong. That “X” you placed on the calendar after a night of peppermint schnapps and orange juice – intended to predict the season’s first real snow – was out by three weeks. ... Read More 

December 3, 2014

Poetry Moves on Transit “Urban Wildlife” Call for Submissions!

Submission Deadline: December 22, 2014. The Edmonton Poetry Festival seeks poems on the theme “Urban Wildlife” for the next flight of The Poetry Route, a project that puts poetry onto public transit vehicles. Write ... Read More 

September 20, 2014

Important Notice – Venue Change!

Important notice to everyone planning to attend our Alberta Arts Days events at Government House. (original post is here) Due to an unexpected governmental request from the Lieutenant General, we’ve had to CHANGE VENUES ... Read More 

September 14, 2014

Where We Come From: A Weekend of Poetry and Storytelling

Important Notice September 20, 2014: Due to a governmental request, the venue for the Saturday events below has been CHANGED. Please read carefully! Please join us as we celebrate the heritage and harvest of ... Read More 

August 10, 2014

Poetry Route – Winners August 2014

You’ve thumbed though that volume of Neruda but have never committed to more than a few pages. You have that one poem earmarked – the one about a lemon. Other poems have caught your ... Read More 

June 28, 2014

Poetry Route – 2014 June Submission Call

The theme of this submission call is “Local Harvest”. Just what does that mean? It means what you believe it to mean. It may mean that you enjoy spring’s crop of freshly-grilled hot dogs, ... Read More 

May 2, 2014

Guest Post – A Farewell Handshake

Oh, that tremble of the fingers! I know it well. You can control your voice, almost, but the tremor of the page of poetry as you lift it to read aloud is a dead ... Read More 

April 27, 2014

What We Came Away With

As the 2014 Edmonton poetry Festival draws to a close, we thought we’d offer some round-up thoughts from some of our organizers and poets. • • • “This festival was about reconnecting with visiting ... Read More 

April 26, 2014

Time Change Notice: The Poetry Party

Hello fellow horrible timekeepers! This note is to let you know that the start time for tonight’s Poetry Party at the Artery was incorrect! Previous start time: 7:00pm New Start Time: 8:00pm We apologize! ... Read More