VWF – Best Canadian Poetry

Event Details


Every year, The Best Canadian Poetry series collects the fifty finest
Canadian poems published across journals and magazines. A stellar snapshot
of contemporary Canadian poetry today, this event features leading Canadian
poets, including 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt (NDN
Coping Mechanisms), Gerald Lampert Award winner Kayla Czaga (Dunk Tank),
Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literature at UBC and wordsmith Dallas
Hunt and Souvankham Thammavongsa (Cluster), whose work has appeared in
outlets including Granta and The Paris Review. An electrifying showcase of
wordplay, these insightful, innovative writers will read their work and
discuss the ways they each push the boundaries of poetry to respond to
social concerns. It’s the perfect start to any poetry lover’s morning.

A portion of tickets are available to reserve in advance. Tickets will also
be available at the door.



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