April is National Poetry Month, a time dedicated to reading, writing, speaking and promoting poetry in Canada.
To ensure that the word of National Poetry Month is heard across the country, the League of Canadian Poets sponsors readings and performances across Canada and produces a blog that features the works of LCP members.
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This year, National Poetry Month will celebrate poets, libraries and the Public Lending Right Commission.
Together, they work to cultivate Canadian poetry in our communities, nurturing creators and free access to their work.
As such, the theme for the 2011 LCP National Poetry Month blog is: nurture / nourrire.
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Please send 1 poem (published or unpublished) on the theme of nurture / nourrire to: email@example.com.
In the subject line please type NPM blog and where the submission is from. For example: NPM blog, Toronto. All submissions must be electronic and cannot exceed 200 words. Send poem and bio in MS word document AND within the body of your e-mail.
Submissions will be accepted beginning February 15, 2011. Submissions will not be accepted after March 1, 2011.
Poems will be published to the blog, starting on April 1, 2011.
Poems will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and taking into account geographical region. We are looking for representation from all over Canada. You will receive an email acknowledgment of your submission within the week.
Contact information must include: How long you have been a member with the LCP, your name, Province/Territory and city where you live. Biographical statements should be no longer than 50 words, including internet links.
For more information, contact NPM blog administrator Ariel Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I'll be administering the 2011 edition of the LCP NPM blog.
I'd like to extend my thanks to k.g. Sambrano, who's spent three years administering same and who left me a very nice bloggy infrastructure. As he noted in an email: "It really is the best poetry seat in the house."