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Fedana Toussaint Counting Bodies

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After a series of abrupt life changes and illness, the Haitian-born Toronto poet and performer has published her first book at 21 Read more

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Doyali Islam Battle of the Bards

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Toronto-based poet comes out on top after a night of excellent readings by Michelle Brown, Jay MillAr, Adebe DeRango-Adem and others Read more

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The Al Purdy Songbook gathers Snowblink, Jason Collett, Doug Paisley, a posthumous Gord Downie and more in tribute to the influential Canadian poet Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The four-year OCAD University BFA is aimed at students interested in poetry, spoken word and rap lyricism Read more

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Posthumously released collection The Flame finds the music icon sharply critiquing a culture that disappointed him Read more

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Tom Sandler

This year's winner proves the award is committed to celebrating new voices Read more

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Yuula Benivolski

The Toronto author on learning to listen, Afro-pessimism and poetic anger Read more

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Gerald Jenkins

The influential English punk poet is still full of piss and vinegar after five decades Read more

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International Festival of Authors

Poet and editor's charisma and craft impressed the judges at International Festival of Authors's 10th annual poetry competition Read more

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Kevin Ritchie

The Kensington Market café housing Knife Fork Book is closing to make way for a sushi restaurant Read more

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