Poetry Muse: Poetry Inside Out

April 1, 2022

This National Poetry Month on All Lit Up we bring you Poetry Muse, a month-long series dedicated to learning about who or what inspires these amazing poets to write. 

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

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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 ALUPOETRYMUSE at checkout. Or find them at your  local independent bookstore.


April 1: Daniel Lockhart, Go Down Odawa Way (Kegedonce Press) | Interview

April 2: Carol Rose GoldenEagle,  Essential Ingredients (Inanna Publications) l  Interview

April 3: Aurore Gatwenzi,  Gold Pours (Latitude 46 Publishing) l  Interview

April 4: Sarah de Leeuw,  Lot (Caitlin Press) l  Interview

April 5: Leïla Tahir,  Trente poèmes pour enfants (Bookland Press) l  Interview

April 6: Charlie Petch, Why I Was Late (Brick Books) l  Interview

April 7: Daniel Sarah Karasik,  Plenitude (Book*hug Press) l  Interview

April 8: Kevin Bushell,  Invisible Sea (DC Books) l  Interview

April 9: Khashayar Mohammadi,  Me, You, Then Snow (Gordon Hill Press) | Interview

April 10: Michael Lithgow,  Who We Thought We Were As We Fell (Cormorant Books) l  Interview

April 11: Heather Nolan,  Land of the Rock: Talamh an Carraig (Breakwater Books) l  Interview

April 12: Michael Fraser,  The Day-Breakers (Biblioasis) l  Interview

April 13: Caroline Wong,  Primal Sketches (Signature Editions) l  Interview

April 14: Lynne Sargent, A Refuge of Tales (Renaissance Press) | Interview

April 16: Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman,  Text Messages: Or How I Found Myself Time Travelling (Fernwood Publishing) | Interview 

April 17: Nanci Lee,  Hsin (Brick Books) l  Interview

April 19: Gregory A. Frankson,  AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets (Renaissance Press) | Interview

April 20: Kelsey Andrews,  Big Sky Falling (Ronsdale Press) | Interview

April 21: Michelle Lietz,  Occasionally Petty(At Bay Press) l  Interview

April 22: Salimah Valiani, 29 leads to Love (Inanna Publications) l  Interview

April 23: Andrew Faulkner, Heady Bloom (Coach House Books) l  Interview

April 24: Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch,  The Good Arabs (Metonymy Press) | Interview 

April 25: Lori Cayer,  Searching for Signal (Signature Editions) l  Interview

April 26: Meredith Quartermain,  Lullabies in the Real World (NeWest Press) | Interview

April 27: Keith Garebian,   In the Bowl of My Eye (Mawenzi House) l  Interview

April 28: Gillian Sze,  Quiet Night Think (ECW Press) l  Interview

April 29: Carlie Blume, Gigglepuss (Guernica Editions) l  Interview

April 30: Adrian De Leon,  barangay: an offshore poem (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers) | Interview 



Get involved this National Poetry Month!

Tag us on  InstagramTwitter, Tik Tok 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 #ALUPoetryMuse for all things poetry on ALU this month.

Happy National Poetry Month!


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