Winking, Blinking and Naughty!

Presented in partnership as part of the Edmonton Poetry Festival.

Monday April 22, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Aviary – 9314 – 111 Avenue

This ain’t no snappy musical or Gypsy Lee burlesque. It’s the Blinks! Back, just like that. The biggest stage for the smallest set of half-minute poetry. Free verse, spoken word, slant rhymes — all are cast. But time those lines, because the Blinks Philharmonic are an unforgiving lot. You’ve got 30 seconds or your act is cut!

Calling all poets. The house lights are down, the curtains up, it’s your time to shine in Winking, Blinking and Naughty.

The Blinks have been right at home in the Edmonton Poetry Festival from the very beginning. The rules are easy:

  • Sign up here!
  • Prepare your 30 second poem
  • Show up on the night and …
  • Blink!


2019 Anthology Launch!

Join us this Sunday, March 17th @ 3 Bananas Cafe (9918 – 102 Ave) for the Stroll of Poets Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the launch of our 2019 Anthology!

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with the meeting starting at 2 pm. Membership renewals and donations to the Stroll will also be accepted that day.

In an effort to conserve resources the AGM documents are available here. Please download and print personal copies to bring.

Submit to the Winter Water Chapbook!

After the success of last year’s chapbook about magpies, we’re ready to try again! This year’s theme is Winter Water. Send us your poetic interpretation of the theme. Use any style or format you want (though no epics, it is a chapbook).

All submitted poems will be included in the chapbook (one poem per contributor), all contributors will receive a free copy, and the book will sell for $10 with all proceeds going toward the Stroll of Poets.

If you have a poem to submit, please send it as a word document to Markus Eymann at by November 30, 2018.

Dead Poets’ Haven 2018

Ven, come, El Día de Los Muertos nears. Light your bonfires, hang your lanterns, prepare your masks. We are set to gather for an afternoon of verse written or inspired by poets who have passed. An open mic awaits. Do not be afraid. Spirits may haunt but will not stay.

Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, October 28th

2:00-3:30 pm @ Audreys Books 10702 Jasper Ave