National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

Date posted: April 5, 2017

April is National Poetry Month! This year’s theme is time: its gifts, its history, its potential.

“From songs and the oral tradition to the page and beyond, time has traversed language, culture, and progress to give us an invisible and unbreakable framework for everything we do. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, time perseveres: language, land, and community celebrate an ongoing history of their own. We want to take this National Poetry Month to reflect on time and all of its gifts, to acknowledge the past and look forward to what will come next.”

Submissions for the CBC Poetry Prize also open in April. You can sign up for the CBC Poetry Prize newsletter to receive three email a week with writing tips to inspire you. Click here to sign up.

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