National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press 2018 LaunchMonday Apr 30 2018 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
April is National Poetry Month. For the third year in a row, the Winnipeg Free Press will be publishing a National Poetry Month project, featuring poems by Winnipeg writers in the April 21 edition of the paper. Since 2018 is the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, the poems selected for this year’s edition of NPM in the WFP will circle around the idea of anniversaries.
Hosted by editors Jason Stefanik and Ariel Gordon, this event will feature readings from some featured NPM in the WFP 2018 poets including Conni Cartlidge, Rebecca Danos, Kristian Enright, Sarah Ens, J. Robert Ferguson, Sally Ito, Ted Landrum, Louella Lester, Kim MacRae, Michael Minor, Amber O’Reilly, Patricia Robertson, and David Yerex Williamson.
Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Both of her collections of poetry — Hump and Stowaways — won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. Recently, she has been trading poems for food as part of the Poetry Barter Project.
Jason Stefanik proudly resides in Winnipeg’s gritty North End. A poet, publisher, and propagandist, he is a second-generation adoptee, of mixed and mysterious background. His first collection, Night Became Years will be launched April 20 at The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre.