Sunday, March 20, 2016

National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press!

Starting April 4, The Winnipeg Free Press will be publishing poems on their website as part of a National Poetry Month project edited by Ariel Gordon.

Poems by Manitoba writers will be posted to the WFP website every weekday in April. WFP staff will be taking portraits of poets and recording audio of the poets reciting their work, both of which will run alongside the poems.

Eligible poets: All Manitoba poets, which includes urban and rural Manitobans as well as former Manitobans. I'm committed to a diversity of voices: emerging, PoC, spoken word, Indigenous, established, and page poets.

Details: Email your poems to Send 3-5 poems, with each poem being no longer than 30 lines. As is this an unpaid gig, previously published (i.e. in magazines or book form) is fine. The deadline is March 23.

About the Editor: Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second collection of poetry, Stowaways, won the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. Most recently, she’s working on essays about Winnipeg’s urban forest. In addition to her English and creative writing training, Ariel also has a Bachelor of Journalism and works as Promotions Coordinator at University of Manitoba Press.

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