"The wide range of writers, forms and themes represented here make it a great jumping-off point for readers who might be interested in Canadian poetry but are unsure about where to start."—The Globe and Mail

Saturday, September 24, 2016

BCP 2016 at Toronto Word on the Street

Advance copies of BCP 2016 will be available from the Tightrope Books booth at Toronto's Word on Street festival at Harbourfront Centre on Sunday, Sep. 25, 11am-6pm. If you're in or near Toronto and can't wait to get your hands on this year's edition, please visit booth #524!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Best Canadian Poetry 2016 Coming This Fall

The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2016 (series editors Molly Peacock and Anita Lahey), guest edited by Helen Humphreys, will be published in October 2016. The following poets are the 50 contributors to this ninth edition of the anthology:

James Arthur • Joelle Barron • Hugo Beauchemin-Lachapelle (translated by Alexander Rock) • andrea bennett • Sheri Benning • Tim Bowling • Julie Bruck • Suzanne Buffam • Dani Couture • Lynn Crosbie • Kayla Czaga • Dorothy Field • Kim Fu • Michelle Good • Laurie D. Graham • Jane Eaton Hamilton • Steven Heighton • Jason Heroux • Gerald Hill • Amber Homeniuk • Maureen Hynes • Sally Ito • Amanda Jernigan • Kate Kennedy • M. Travis Lane • Jeff Latosik • Evelyn Lau • Randy Lundy  • Sneha Madhavan-Reese • Lee Maracle • Stephen Maude • Cassidy McFadzean • David McGimpsey • Steve McOrmond • A.F. Moritz • Hoa Nguyen • Elise Partridge • Matt Rader • Rachel Rose • Armand Garnet Ruffo • Douglas Burnet Smith • Kilby Smith-McGregor • Karen Solie • John Steffler • Kate Sutherland • Sylvia Symons • John Terpstra • Souvankham Thammavongsa • Nick Thran • Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

Friday, May 6, 2016

Montreal Launch of Best Canadian Poetry 2015

The Montreal launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2015 will take place on lucky Friday, May 13, 7pm at Drawn and Quarterly (211 Bernard West). The evening features readings by poets from the Best Canadian Poetry series, including Jeff Blackman, Laura Broadbent, Susan Elmslie, Kasia Juno and Carmine Starnino. Hosted by Best Canadian Poetry series managing editor Heather Wood.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Best Canadian Poetry Special Sale

Seven previous editions (2009-2014) of Best Canadian Poetry are currently on special sale at the Tightrope Books site.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy National Poetry Month! Check out The League of Canadian Poets site for Poetry Month information.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy World Poetry Day

It's World Poetry Day and we salute the creative efforts of Canadian poets and poets from around the globe who make the world a better place to live in!