Poets @ Artfest III 2017


Artfest Kingston is planning year three of Poets @ Artfest. In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday we are publishing a themed anthology of 100 poems. Bruce Kaufman is again leading the project. We are asking poets to contemplate and express their ideas and thoughts about Imagine Canada: Our Future.

In this the year of the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, we are looking for poetry not about its past but instead looking for work created around your dreams, hopes, visions, and aspirations of and for Canada both today and in the future. The anthology will be bound as a treasury of themed poems.

This call is looking for poetry that instead of celebrating its history, delivers both an assessment of where we truly are, and an opportunity to imagine what could be – poetry that may express those things we feel deeply about and that we believe can carry us forward, make this country an even better place.

Please feel free to loosely interpret the themes mentioned above.

This anthology is open to Ontario and Quebec poets, and includes poets who spend only part of their year in these provinces.

Limit: A maximum of 3 poems per submission for consideration.
Deadline: Call for submissions ends on April 25th.

Submit to: bruce.kauffman@hotmail.com with simply the word ‘Anthology’ in the subject line.

This anthology, once fully edited, will be delivered to Lory MacDonald, Artistic Director of Artfest Kingston, for final compilation and publication.

The book will be launched at this year’s ‘Poets @ Artfest III’, July 1st through July 3rd. Details about readings from the anthology will be included in that full reading event notice later this spring.

Anthology timelines –

April 25th – Call ends
May 30th – Final edit complete
July 1, 2, 3 – Anthology will be launched at ‘Poets @ Artfest III’ with readings from contributors.