Poetry whir

Managing the Emotional Load of the Submission Process – guest post by Sherre Vernon

Red Alder is open for subs.

Frances Boyle’s poem was picked up by Best Canadian Poetry. Watch at Biblioasis on FB.

Albert Dumont on being asked to be English poet laureate of Ottawa for the next 2 year term.

I will promote poetry. I will do it in Ottawa and at Kitigan Zibi (my home community where I was born). I will do all I can to turn young people on to it. I will tell young poets that poetry is fire, it is water, it is the rich earth under our bare feet, it is the playful wind under the shade of weeping willow trees, it is part of the culture of the People of Indigenous bloodline and all others who embrace poetry as one of the main arteries, bringing humanity to all our actions and deeds.

Oh yeah, VerseOttawa has announced Ottawa has 2 new poets laureate this month.

As usual I invite you to take part in the public vote for poem of the year at Arc.

New poem by David O’Meara at GalaxyBrain.

Each long May weekend is the Haiku Canada Weekend to gather, except this year it is on zoom and the Haiku Canada Week from May 17 to May 23. The theme for Haiku Canada Week 2021 is Bringing Us Together. Open to the public.

And because, if we’re dead, there is no poetry, a good explanation of why the vaccine you can get is the vaccine you should get at The National.