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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The 10th Annual Battle of the Bards

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March 28, 2018

IFOA's popular poetry competition returns featuring readings by 20 of Canada’s emerging and established poets. 20 eligible poets will be selected at random to read on the PoetryNOW stage and one reader will be selected as the winner.

Hosted by NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole. The poets will be judged by Geoffrey E. Taylor (IFOA Director), Zviko Mhakayakora (IFOA Executive Assistant Programming) and 2017 Poetry NOW winner Stuart Ross.


  • Poets must be published by a trade publisher in a collection of your own work (anthologies, literary journals and magazines are not eligible).
  • Books must have been published within the last five years, and be currently in print. 
  • Poets must be available to attend the PoetryNOW event on March 28, 2018 in Toronto.


Calling all poets: Submit your entry into the competition by February 28, 2018.

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