2019 – Archived Content from Current Events Page

Join us at Landon Branch for our November event!

Wednesday November 20th, 2019

Poetry London presents Deanna Young and Joshua Whitehead at Landon Branch Library in Wortley Village 7pm Wed Nov 20th 2019
Deanna Young & Joshua Whitehead Nov 20th 7pm

Come hear the work of two powerful writers: Deanna Young and Joshua Whitehead.

  • Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rodd
  • Workshop 6:00-7:00pm
  • Readings 7:00-8:30pm
  • Free admission
  • All welcome!

Poetry London Presents Nicole Brossard – Lecture-rencontre avec Nicole Brossard

Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 – Mercredi, le 23 octobre 2019

We are incredibly fortunate to host legendary writer Nicole Brossard for a bilingual (French/English) poetry reading on Wednesday October 23rd. You won’t want to miss this event! – Un événement bilingue (français/anglais) organisé par Poetry London Gratuit, en accès libre. Check out Sile Englert’s review of Nicole Brossard’s Ardour.

Poetry London Presents Nicole Brossard October 23rd 2019
Poetry London Presents Nicole Brossard
Lecture rencontre avec Nicole Brossard
Lecture rencontre avec Nicole Brossard
  • Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
  • Readings 7:00-8:30pm • Workshop 6:00-7:00pm
  • Lecture-rencontre, de 19h à 20h30
  • Atelier, de 18h à 19h (en anglais)
  • Free admission

Join our 6:00pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Atelier (discussion et échange de poèmes), de 18h à 19h (en anglais). Pour toute question, contactez-nous: poetrylondon.ca@gmail.com

Review of Nicole Brossard’s Ardour

by Sile Englert; translator: Angela Carr, Coach House Books, 2015

now no one can clearly recall
the colour of silence
before the alphabets intersected

       Nicole Brossard, Ardour

One of the most bewitching things about poetry is that it often exists as a challenge to language, occupying a space outside of common speech and testing the boundaries of what can be communicated through words. In Nicole Brossard’s Ardour, I found a love letter to language as a connecting force, a bridge over differences and divides. And where language fails or where it is inadequate, Brossard’s poetry reminds us that there is always touch.

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Finding Pleasure in Ubiquity: A Review of Emma Healey’s Stereoblind

by Amelia Eqbal

To read Emma Healey’s latest collection of poems is to feel as though you are stealing glimpses into the pages of your older sister’s diary, with all the affection and curiosity that simile conveys and none of the questionable ethics involved. The title of the collection, Stereoblind, refers to the inability to perceive depth – a deceptive title as there is much depth to be perceived within Healey’s poetry. Her unwavering voice unravels the realities of living in Toronto, working as a professional writer, and being a millennial woman in a pitiless world all while peppering in moments of humor and magic so that you can never quite predict what awaits you on each page.

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Poetry London Presents Emma Healey & Jason Dickson

Wednesday September 18th, 2019

Poetry London Presents Jason Dickson and Emma Healey Wednesday Sept 2019
Poetry London Presents Jason Dickson and Emma Healey

Join Poetry London on Wednesday September 18th for a reading by poet Emma Healey and poet Jason Dickson.

Before feature poets, local opener Gabrielle Drolet will read at our event! Gabi is a poet/journalist & Student-Writer-in-Residence at Western.

Join our 6:00pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

  • Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
  • Readings 7:00-8:30pm • Workshop 6:00-7:00pm
  • Free admission

Conversation with Emma Healey for Poetry London

NEW: Poetry London’s 2019-2020 Season

Poetry London is delighted to announce the readers for its upcoming 16th season. We look forward to seeing you at these events!

Questions? Email us at poetrylondon[dot]ca[at]gmail[dot]com

Help Celebrate Poetry London’s 15th Anniversary on May 15th, 2019!

Join Poetry London on Wednesday May 15th for a celebration of our 15th Anniversary! This catered event will feature special guest Cornelia Hoogland, stories about the development and history of Poetry London, and readings by members of the Poetry London community!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Refreshments/mingling: 6:00-7:00pm • Readings 7:00-8:30pm
Free admission • All welcome!

 

Announcing 2019 Poetry London Contest Winning Poets

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 Poetry Contest judged by Canisia Lubrin. Thanks Canisia for being the judge and to all contestants for submitting a poem!

• 1st Prize: “Recycling Humanity” by Kayla Skinner

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• 2st Prize: “No Words” by Kelly McConnell

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• 3st Prize: “Abyss” by Isabella Kennedy

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Poetry London Presents Canisia Lubrin & Jack Davis

Wednesday April 17th, 2019

Poetry London Presents Jack Davis and Canisia Lubrin Wednesday April 17

Join Poetry London on Wednesday March 17th for a reading by poet Canisia Lubrin and poet Jack Davis.

Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Readings 7:30-8:45pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

A Walk in the Woods with Jack Davis: A Review of Faunics

By Amelia Eqbal, Poetry London Student Representative

Jack Davis is no stranger to nature. Not only is he a northern Ontario native and current resident of Parry Sound, but he has also spent ten summers operating a remote fire lookout post in the northernmost Alberta wilderness. Getting up close and personal with the environment for all that time has given him a unique perspective on the natural world; it has also given him a lot of time to put it down in writing. Davis’ love of the natural world and the animals that inhabit it cannot help but shine through in his debut poetry collection, Faunics.

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Poetry London Presents Arleen Paré & E Martin Nolan

Wednesday March 20th, 2019

Join Poetry London on Wednesday March 20th for a reading by novelist and poet Arleen Paré and poet, essayist and editor E Martin Nolan.

Poetry London’s 2019 Open Theme Poetry Contest

Deadline EXTENDED! noon on Saturday March 16th, 2019

Submit your best work to Poetry London’s 2019 Open Theme poetry contest, judged by acclaimed Canadian poet Canisia Lubrin!

Rules/regulations: Submit no more than 40 lines on any topic, in any style. All poems must be original work that has not been published anywhere else. Email your work (along with your phone number and complete mailing address) to poetrylondon.ca@gmail.com as a DocX or PDF file. You must live (or attend school) in London, ON (and area) to enter the contest. Winning poets will have their poems published on the Poetry London website and will read their work live at our April 17th, 2019 Poetry London event!

First prize: $100 Second prize: $75 Third Prize: $50

Poetry London Presents
Susan Elmslie & Dane Swan

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Join Poetry London on Wednesday February 20th for a reading by Montreal-based poet Susan Elmslie and Toronto-based poet Dane Swan.

Opening for our feature readers will be local poet Jennifer Wenn.

The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Readings 7:30-8:45pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

Poetry London Presents
Susan Holbrook & Julie Cameron Gray

Wednesday January 23rd, 2019

Poetry London January 23 Poster

Join Poetry London on Wednesday January 23rd for a reading by Windsor-based poet Susan Holbrook and Toronto-based poet Julie Cameron Gray.

Opening for our feature readers will be local poet/fiction writer/visual artist Sile Englert.

The event will include poetry door prizes donated by Brick Books. Join our 6:30pm pre-reading workshop (in Landon Library’s basement) to discuss work by the evening’s poets, and bring your own poem too; original work will be discussed as time allows. All welcome!

Landon Branch Library at 167 Wortley Rd
Readings 7:30-8:45pm • Workshop 6:30-7:30pm (in the basement)
Door prizes • Free admission

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