Have you voted? Do you realize that it is your MORAL DUTY to mark a ballot? No excuses, poets. Get on it. If you don’t vote, you hereby grant permission for the poetry community of Edmonton to invade your home and torture you with its worst angst-ridden teenage poetry. Trust me, this is worse than waterboarding. You’re on warning.

After you’ve voted, be sure to swing by the Artery tonight (9535 Jasper Ave) for the cardiac-inspired Blinks in the Heart. It’ll warm the cockles and sub-cockles of your democratic heart.

A few choice tweets from day one of the festival:

See you at the blinks!