The CanLit Poets will no longer be updated as the project has been completed. The content will remain online and we hope to further develop this project in the future.
Welcome to CanLit Poets!
CanLit Poets is a freely available, ongoing, online archive geared towards motivating the next generation of Canadian poets. The poems in this archive have all been published in the pages of Canadian Literature, and the response questions have been answered by the poet themselves.
Featured CanLit Poet
Alan R. Wilson was born and brought up in New Brunswick and now lives in Victoria, BC. His work has appeared in over 40 journals and anthologies, including In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Raincoast) and Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets (Biblioasis). He has written one novel and three volumes of poetry. The most recent, Sky Atlas (Fitzhenry and Whiteside), was shortlisted for the 2009 Atlantic Poetry prize. His novel, Before the Flood (Cormorant) was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, the BC Book Prize for Fiction, and won the 2000 Books in Canada/Chapters First Novel Award. A screenplay based on a chapter was a winner in the Atlantic Film Festival Competition and was produced and aired on CBC and Global. He has recently completed his second novel, Lucifer's Hair, and hopes to see it in print before his daughter starts grade one.