Happy National Poetry Month! This week we launched Poetry Grrrowl: Rad Women of Poetry to celebrate all the badass women poets out there with interviews, excerpts, a (kind-of-difficult) quiz, and free swag. Plus: we're giving you 15% off all Poetry Grrrowl books all month. Holy, NPM!
This National Poetry Month we're shouting it out to all the rad women of poetry who write in all kinds of spaces and styles and explore all kinds of themes. Poetry Grrrowl is a raised fist and high-five to those women who make us better readers and thinkers. Check out our
full line-up of poets featuring interviews and poems all month long!
~ The League of Canadian Poets announced the longlists for its
2019 Book Awards, which included a ton of ALU favourites from Anvil Press, Book*hug, Brick Books, Coach House Books, Gaspereau Press, Goose Lane Editions, Guernica Editions, Invisible Publishing, NeWest Press, Palimpsest Press, Porcupine's Quill, Signature Editions, Vehiculé Press, and Wolsak & Wynn!
~ For April Fools' Day,
The New York Times compiled some of favourite literary hoaxes from the 100 years.
~ It's been said only 35% of Americans have passed
this vocabulary quiz. (We can do better, Canada?).
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