"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

Monday, October 5, 2015

Toronto Best Canadian Poetry Launch at IFOA

The Toronto launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2015, guest edited by Jacob McArthur Mooney, will take place at the International Festival of Authors on Friday, October 30, 7:30pm. The event will be held in the Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto.

Visit the IFOA event page for more details and for ticket information.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Advance Preview of BCP 2015

Partisan Magazine is previewing the introductory essays from The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2015. Assistant series editor Anita Lahey's essay is here. 2015 Guest editor Jacob McArthur Mooney's essay is here. Happy reading!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Special Best Canadian Poetry Summer Sale

In the lead up to the highly anticipated fall publication of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015, guest edited by Jacob McArthur Mooney, Tightrope Books is holding a Best Canadian Poetry sale. Click here to order any of the seven previous editions of the anthology at special sale prices!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Coming this fall: Best Canadian Poetry 2015

Happy Canada Day! The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2015, guest edited by Jacob McArthur Mooney, is coming out this October. We are delighted to announce the 50 Canadian poets who will appear in the eighth edition of the anthology.

John Wall Barger

Lesley Battler

Jonathan Bennett

Jeff Blackman

Julie Bruck

Chad Campbell

George Elliott Clarke

Lucas Crawford

Robert Currie

Kayla Czaga

Emily Davidson

Amber Dawn

Barry Dempster

Susan Elmslie

Raoul Fernandes

Lise Gaston

Richard Greene

Brecken Hancock

Leah Horlick

Stevie Howell

Catherine Hunter

Amanda Jernigan

Elena E. Johnson

Troy Jollimore

Kasia Juno

James Langer

Carole Glasser Langille

Jeff Latosik

Tanis MacDonald

Marcus McCann

Sadie McCarney

Amber McMillan

Cara-Lyn Morgan

A.F. Moritz

Shane Neilson

Hoa Nguyen

Alexandra Oliver

Michael Pacey

Sara Peters

Matt Rader

Kyeren Regehr

Brenda Schmidt

Melanie Siebert

Bardia Sinaee

Adam Sol

Karen Solie

Anne Marie Todkill

Priscila Uppal

Catriona Wright

Jan Zwicky

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Best Canadian Poets in New York City

Some poets from The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2014 will be reading at New York's Bryant Park on June 23 at 7pm and then again at New York's KGB Bar on June 24 at 7pm. If you're in the Big Apple, come out to one or both events!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ottawa Launch of Best Canadian Poetry 2015

Join Octopus Books plus Best Canadian Poetry 2014 contributors David O'Meara, Pearl Pirie, Brent Raycroft and Shane Rhodes for the Ottawa launch of BCP 2014 at Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset St. West, Ottawa) on Saturday, April 18, 1pm.

The four distinguished poets will be reading from this collections and their other work, and of course, speaking about poetry.

The Facebook page for the event is here. Happy National Poetry Month everyone!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Best Canadian Poetry "Best Friends" Spring Tea

You’re invited to join Molly Peacock, Best Canadian Poetry Series Editor, plus Anita Lahey, Lois Lorimer, Jim Nason and all of the Friends of The Best Canadian Poetry series at our annual Spring Tea with special guest, 2013 BCP editor Sue Goyette. There will be tea, sherry &  goodies!

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2-4pm, brief presentation at 3pm

Location: Joy Bistro, 884 Queen Street East,Toronto, ON  647.748.1755 (Joy is located at the corner of Booth Avenue, one block west of Logan Avenue in Leslieville.)

Contribution: $50.00

*Your contribution includes tea, sherry, goodies, a copy of The Best Canadian Poetry 2014 edited by Sonnet L’Abbe, the witty company of  poets and the grateful company of the editors and publisher of this anthology, now in its eighth year. Your contribution will help to ensure the long and happy life of this cherished Canadian poetry annual.

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