Poets Resist: National Poetry Month 2017

April 3, 2017

Fists up for National Poetry Month! And we mean that in the best way possible. This year, we feel everyone could see a little more solidarity and community, so we're getting poetically political with Poets Resist, a series dedicated to poetry as a form of resistance. Every day on the blog we will feature a poet whose work explores one of these: colonialism and violence, homophobia and transphobia, environmental destruction, and/or the !@#$% patriarchy. And to get us further into the spirit, we've created a poetry bot that will help you generate resistance and discover even more poets. Go forth and resist!

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Fists up for National Poetry Month! And we mean that in the best way possible. This year, we feel everyone could see a little more solidarity and community, so we're getting poetically political with Poets Resist, a series dedicated to poetry as a form of resistance. Every day on the blog we will feature a poet whose work explores one of these: colonialism and violence, homophobia and transphobia, environmental destruction, and/or the !@#$% patriarchy. Here's a line-up of what's to come (and scroll down to see what you get when you purchase any of these books!):

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WEEK 1 - Poets Resist Colonialism & Violence

April 3: Louise Bernice Halfe and  Burning in This Midnight Dream (Coteau Books) | Blog Feature

April 4: Janet Rogers and  Totem Poles and Railroads (ARP Books) | Blog Feature

April 5: Garry Gottfriedson and Deaf Heaven (Ronsdale Press) | Blog Feature

April 6: Moez Surani and Operations (BookThug) | Blog Feature

April 7: Peter Midgley and Unquiet Bones (Wolsak & Wynn) | Blog Feature

 

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WEEK 2 - Poets Resist Homophobia & Transphobia

April 10: Christopher Gudgeon and  Assdeep in Wonder (Anvil Press) | Blog Feature

April 11: Zoe Whittall and  The Emily Valentine Poems (Invisible Publishing) | Blog Feature

April 12: Gwen Benaway and Passage (Kegedonce Press) | Blog Feature

April 13: Jane Byers and  Acquired Community (Caitlin Press) | Blog Feature

April 14: Faizal Deen and  The Greatest Films (Mawenzi House) | Blog Feature

 

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WEEK 3 - Poets Resist Environmental Destruction

April 17: Deirdre Dwyer and  The Blomidon Logs (ECW Press) | Blog Feature

April 18: Leanne Dunic and  To Love the Coming End (BookThug) | Blog Feature

April 19: Richard Kelly Kemick and  Caribou Run (Goose Lane Editions) | Blog Feature

April 20: John Reibetanz and  Afloat (Brick Books) | Blog Feature

April 21: Jeff Steudel and  Foreign Park (Anvil Press) | Blog Feature

 

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WEEK 4 - Poets Resist the Patriarchy

April 24: Molly Peacock and  The Analyst (Biblioasis) | Blog Feature

April 25: Lisa Robertson and  3 Summers (Coach House Books) | Blog Feature

April 26: Rachel Lebowitz and  Cottonopolis (Pedlar Press) | Blog Feature

April 27: Lise Gaston and Cityscapes in Mating Season (Signature Editions) | Blog Feature

April 28: Katherine Leyton and  All the Gold Hurts My Mouth (Goose Lane Editions) | Blog Feature

 

And, to get us further into the spirit, we've created a poetry bot that will help you generate resistance and discover even more poets. Go forth and resist!

 

 

 

 

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For even more solidarity, we've created a patch and buttons to wear with pride, which we're giving away FOR FREE all April long. If you purchase any of the books we feature on the blog this month, you also get a set of buttons and a patch to go along with your resistance efforts!

Remember to keep up with us all month on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with the hashtag #poetsresist.

 

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