The League of Canadian Poets has chosen “The Road” as the theme of this year’s Canadian National Poetry Month, taking place in April.
“It’s time to celebrate the roads we travel, the roads we wish to travel, the roads we’ve found and made and cherished for decades,” said an LCP release. “We’ll look at the roads that brought us here, and we want to know about the roads most important to your literary journey. Even more, we want to know about the roads in your future, in our future, in the future of poetry in Canada.”
Over the course of the month, the league will host a theme-based reading series taking place across the country. Shortlists for the league’s poetry awards – including the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and the Sheri D. Wilson Spoken Word Award – will be released April 4 and the winners named later in April.