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Canada’s New Poet Laureate in Conversation at Globe and Mail January 13, 2014: Right off the bat, Michel Pleau--Canada's newly crowned poet laureate--talks to The Globe and Mail about his way of being a poet in the world. Michel Pleau was named Canada’s new poet laureate last week, beginning a two-year mandate to “draw Canadians’ attention to the reading and writing of poetry.” Mr. Pleau, winner of the [...] by

Announcing… Canada’s New Parliamentary Poet Laureate! January 8, 2014: It's Michel Pleau! From The Globe and Mail-- Most poets struggle to emerge out of obscurity. Canada’s newest poet laureate can already claim to have literally left a gigantic imprint on the nation’s landscape. Michel Pleau has not only won a Governor-General’s Award and published a dozen works of poetry, he also has a place on the [...] by

How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir by Amber Dawn, Wins City of Vancouver Book Award November 27, 2013: Wow! Congratulations, Amber! A former sex-trade worker's unflinching memoir of her life on the streets and her metamorphosis to writer and activist is the winner of this year's City of Vancouver Book Award. "How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir" recounts a decade in the life of author Amber Dawn. Published by Arsenal Pulp [...] by

Nicole Brossard on Translation and Experimentalism in Canada February 27, 2013: Quebec poet and novelist Nicole Brossard has a new collection of poetry called Piano blanc/White Piano. If you're lucky enough to be in Montreal this evening, you can hear her read with novelist Jocelyn Saucier. But translation will be the main focus of the event. Two other poets (Katia Grubisic and Gillian Sze) will read English translations [...] by

Canadian poets bear witness to the war in Afghanistan June 29, 2010: Suzanne M. Steele, the first poet to be embedded with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan says: "There's people swinging swords all through poetry." She spoke recently with the Vancouver Sun. While not many poets get a long look inside the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Steele has discovered there are already poets in the [...] by