Thursday, March 14, 2019

CFS: 2019 NPM in the WFP

For the fourth year in a row, the Winnipeg Free Press will be hosting a National Poetry Month project. Taking a leaf from the League of Canadian Poets, the 2019 edition of NPM in the WFP will focus on nature poetry.

Are there mice in your lyric poems, skunks in your sonnets, or snow geese in your prose poems? Do you write about climate change or gardening or roadside animals? Do you write about urban nature or are your nature poems set on farms, provincial park trailheads, or dockside? Send them to us!

Eligible writers: Winnipeg writers. NPM in the WFP is committed to a diversity of voices: emerging, PoC, spoken word, Indigenous, established, LGBTQ+, and page poets.


  • Email previously unpublished poemson the theme of “nature” to
  • The DEADLINE for submissions is March 29, 2019.
  • Submit a maximum of 5 poems. Each poem should be no more than 25 lines.
  • Please submit your poems in one Word document (PDF or RTF also acceptable). 
  •  Send a short bio (max 40 words), both in the body of the email AND in your submission
About the Editors:

Ariel Gordon is the author of two collections of urban-nature poetry, both of which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Recent projects include the anthology GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times, co-edited with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild. On May 27, she will be launching her latest book, Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests (Wolsak & Wynn).

John Toews is the Event Coordinator at McNally Robinson Booksellers. He was granted Honorary Membership in the League of Canadian Poets in 2015.

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