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Poet of the Season

Welcome to Poem of the Season

The Creative Writing Research Group welcomes you to the Poem of the Season website and digital collection.  The goal of Poem of the Season is to inject a bit of poetry into campus life and to support the creative efforts of University of Calgary students.  To that end, each autumn and spring, a jury selects one poem from submissions by members of the University of Calgary student community. That poem is featured on over one hundred posters displayed campus-wide and on this website.

Here you can meet Poem of the Season winners and read their work. You can find out how to submit your own poems for upcoming contests. And you can explore related resources, writing tips, poetry databases, and much more.

Thank you to our numerous sponsors, whose generous support enhances the experience of University of Calgary students.


We celebrated our Autumn 2012 Special Anniversary Edition!

The Autumn 2012 Edition is our tenth Poem of the Season, which we celebrated with a Gala Reading on Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., at Pages Bookstore in Calgary.  Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Fred Wah, was our special guest reader, along with Poets of the Season to date. There was standing room only for this happy event, which was followed by a wine and cheese reception - hosted by the Poet Laureate.  Thanks to all who came to listen to, and celebrate, poetry! And to Pages, for opening its doors....

Admission deadline for our Spring 2015 Edition is MARCH 7, 2015.

All entries can be sent to Melanie Boyd via email at  Please read the submission guidelines before you enter.