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Poetry Friday: "Button" by Ali Blythe

Ever been trapped in an elevator?

Of course you haven't. That's the stuff of sitcoms and movie thrillers, not real life. Elevators, in reality, are dull boxes that move up and down at our command.

Until poet Ali Blythe thought about it, that is.

This Poetry Friday, delve into the poetic mystery that is the elevator with Ali Blythe and his lyrical "Button" (from Twoism).

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Poetry Friday: "Departures" by M. Travis Lane

Summertime is traditionally a time devoted to vacations, and travel. Sometimes to distant lands, sometimes down the street for a barbecue.

But what if you're having a "staycation" this year. How will you travel? Through the magic offered every Poetry Friday, of course.

And so we embark upon a new poetic vacation to take our minds to places new and strange, led by our intrepid guide M. Travis Lane and her poem "Departures" (from Reckonings).

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All the Gold Hurts My Mouth wins the 2017 ReLit Award for Poetry

July 16, 2018 – Ottawa poet Katherine Leyton has won the 2017 ReLit Award for Poetry, announced on Friday, July 13.
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British Columbia Poet Emily Nilsen Wins the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the League of Canadian Poets announced Emily Nilsen’s Otolith as the winner of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award honouring a first book of poetry by a Canadian writer, at an awards luncheon held at the Harbourfront Centre during the Canadian Writers’ Summit in Toronto.
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Poetry Friday: "Song for the Songs of the Common Raven" by Don McKay

While summer is fast approaching, this Poetry Friday, something about the dark appeals to us. And is there a creature that better encapsulates the concept of "dark" than the raven?

Probably, but that wouldn't help us here, so please keep it to yourself.

From Angular Unconformity — the first comprehensive collection of pre-eminent Canadian poet Don McKay —here's a tribute to that darkest of dark animals, "Song for the Songs of the Common Raven."

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