Category: Contests

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The Crier Presents: The Writing Moment

by Daniel Scott Tydsal

The current North American political climate teaches us essential lessons about poetry, particularly in terms of how and what political power seeks to know. In their respective relationships to knowledge, Barack Obama and Stephen Harper model the two most basic approaches to the world that we can take in our poetry: we can work to make the strange familiar,

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A Rob Ford Skin-Trampoline

by Daniel Scott Tydsal

Thank you to everyone who entered the Town Crier’s first Writing Moment Poetry Contest. We are pleased to announce our winners. To learn more about the contest, and to try out the prompts the poets responded to, click here. And stay tuned for news on contest number two.

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Luso, Lisbon, DISQUIET, Dzanc

by Oona Patrick

This is an exciting time for the Luso (Portuguese and Lusophone) writing community in the United States and Canada. Despite Maisonneuve’s gloomy “What’s Eating Little Portugal?”, 2013 saw the publication of Memória, the first anthology of Portuguese–Canadian writing, and Anthony De Sa’s second novel,

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The Crier Presents: The Writing Moment

by Daniel Scott Tysdal

“In that moment, poetry will be made by everyone,”

—Chris Marker

In the final moments of his best film, Sans Soleil, Chris Marker points us to an imagined poetry-rich future, an instant in which, as he puts it, “poetry will be made by everyone.” This line really hit me,