Poetry Express: Poems for Every Mood

April 1, 2021


This National Poetry Month on All Lit Up we bring you Poetry Express, a month-long series dedicated to poetry as a mode of travel—anywhere, anytime. In a year of isolation, poetry, more than ever, is connection, expression, and reflection. Poetry takes us places, both undiscovered and revisited.

Join us here on the blog throughout the month for our feature poets—including Q&As and poems for every kind of mood—and get 15% off any of our featured collections until April 30th. 

Scroll on for our line-up of poets and take a mini quiz to get matched with a poetry book! 



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During the month of April, you can buy any of our featured Poetry Express books for 15% off + free shipping in Canada. Just use promo code NPMexpress at checkout. Or find them at your local independent bookstore.




April 1: Afua Cooper, Black Matters (Roseway Publishing) l Interview

April 2: Leah HorlickMoldovan Hotel (Brick Books) l Interview

April 6: Ash WintersRun Riot (Caitlin Press) l Interview

April 7: Jean Eng, Festival of All Souls (Inanna Publications) l Interview

April 8: Leslie Roach Finish This Sentence (Mawenzi House) l Interview

April 9: Derk Wynand, The Essential Derk Wynand (Porcupine's Quill) l Interview

April 12: Jessi MacEachernA Number of Stunning Attacks (Invisible Publishing) l Interview

April 13: Greg Santos, Ghost Face (DC Books) l Interview

April 14: Sharon King-Campbell, This Is How It Is (Breakwater Books) l Interview

April 15: Christian McPherson, Walking on the Beaches of Temporal Candy (At Bay Press) l Interview

April 16: Molly Cross-BlanchardExhibitionist (Coach House Books) l Interview

April 19: Dennis Cooleycold press moon (Turnstone Press) l Interview

April 20: Jacob Scheier, Is This Scary? (ECW Press) l Interview

April 21: James ScolesThe Trailer (Signature Editions) l Interview

April 22: Jen Sookfong Lee, The Shadow List (Wolsak & Wynn) l Interview

April 23: Adele Grafbuckled into the sky (Guernica Editions) l Interview

April 26: Andrew Dubois, All the People Are Pregnant (Goose Lane Editions) l Interview

April 27: Aaron TuckerCatalogue d’oiseaux (Book*hug Press) l Interview

April 28: David Stones, sfumato (Blue Moon Publishers) l Interview

April 29: Susan Alexander, Nothing You Can Carry (Thistledown Press) l Interview

April 30: Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer, Blue Marrow (Kegedonce Press) &  awâsis - kinky and dishevelled (Brick Books) l Interview



Take our mini quiz to get matched with a book and discover even more poetry beyond our featured list!



Get involved this National Poetry Month!


Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (@alllitupcanada) and let us know how you're celebrating NPM. Reading any of our featured books? Show them off to us on social media! Follow the hashtag #ALUPoetryExpress for all things poetry on ALU this month.

Happy NPM!







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