Throughout the month of April, Open Book will be celebrating all things poetic for National Poetry Month!
We're thrilled to kick things off with a discussion with Joanna Poblocka, Executive Director of the League of Canadian Poets.
Joanna tells us about the history of National Poetry Month, new initiatives at the League of Canadian Poets — including a brand new spoken word award — and the poem that she'll always remember.
Tell us a little bit about the history and conception of National Poetry Month. How did it come to be and how did the League become involved?