Albert Dumont is Ottawa's English poet laureate.
allison calvern thinks the best writing hinges on metaphor and beautiful sentences.
Bilingual author Amélie Trottier is also an actress, a broadcaster and a columnist.
Omnipresent poetic leader, Apollo the Child will enliven your hope
Brecken Hancock is this year's VERSeFest poet-in-residence.
Local Christine Sung is an upcoming poet.
Ottawa's David O'Meara's newest moving collection is Masses on Radar (Coach House, 2021).
Dimorphic discovered spoken word in 2008, and has represented Lanark County at 7 national festivals.
Daniel Mark Patterson has been delivering spoken word for 13 years.
Gilles Latour is Ottawa's current Francophone Poet Laureate (2021-2022).
Rhythmic moral voice Kevin Matthews calls for our best selves.
Lana Crossman's alert, insightful poems show her to be a poet to watch.
Ottawa poet Laurie Koensgen’s poetry has appeared in journals, anthologies and online magazines across North America and in the UK.
Bilingual poet and editor LM Rochefort’s poems have has appeared in magazines, and in a dozen chapbooks.
Ottawa poet to watch soar, Manahil Bandukwala explores in Orbital Cultivation.
McKenzie McDonald won the George Johnson Poetry Award for 2020.
Le poème involontaire is Michel Therien's eleventh collection.
Mike Caesar's first chapbook title releases in 2022.
Monty Reid gathers short poems, wraps them into longer sequences, and gathers poets to assemble.
Namitha Rathinappillai is a Tamil-Canadian published poet, organizer and workshop published Dirty Laundry in 2019.
Nelson Charest teaches modern poetry at the University of Ottawa.
A festival favourite GG winner Phil Hall’s newest collection is Toward A Blacker Ardour.
Poetiquette explores the bleeding edge of hearts.
Rhonda Douglas is a writer and poet with a day-call as an editor and writing mentor.
Rusty Priske has been part of the Canadian poetry scene for 15 years.
Playwrite, novelist and poet, Sanita Fejzić’s latest poetry collection is: Psychomachia.
Sultana “Shazi” Shirin currently has 6 books, 4 of poetry and hopes to translate her works from Bengali into English.
Sound poet composer textcurious pushes language where it never knew it could go.
Véronique Sylvain specialises in literature of the North French Canadians.