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The Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour is moving poets and poetry across the country in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Events are planned in Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Spring's poetry will bloom as poets and musicians ride the rails on the Via Rail “Canadian” train. As a national dream was born to unite Canada with a railway, we are building a bold and beauteous poetry nation. A journey of re-connecting to the historic heart o...
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Enjoy this absorbing conversation with Griffin Poetry Prize winner A.F. Moritz, marking the release of his 17th poety collection.
Join Anansi poetry editor Damian Rogers in conversation with Anansi poets.
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The 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings happen June 3rd at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Don't delay ... get your tickets today!
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Take a moment to ponder our latest Poem of the Week.
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While the image of "bent black nails" seems humble, unremarkable, unappreciated and commonplace, in fact, nails can also convey strength and tenacity, even when bent.
From Guangxi to Jiangxi I glimpse rice-gleaners bent to the ground. In province after province the vegetation yellows in province after province this country was once willing to pave the ground with gold. Still there are always people at dusk looking like bent black nails.
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Although her some of her favorite topics involve the state of women in contemporary China, and her own life in particular, her work is not easily categorized as feminist, but instead occupies a position of ambiguity, sometimes resisting, sometimes accepting the traditional roles of wife, mother, daughter, and "woman poet." - Eleanor Goodman, on translating Wang Xiaoni
Eleanor Goodman is the reipient of a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for her translation of Wang Xiaoni's Something Crosses My Mind. Read an excerpt of Goodman's translation here. Wang Xiaoni is widely considered one of the most important poets writing in Chinese today.
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Join us as we celebrate the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize International and Canadian shortlists!
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The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith was considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era.
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"I started writing poems as a child and teenager. I think what made me start was the desire to "sing," to make up word songs, to play with words and rhymes, to tell a story."
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