Poetry

Moving words from Kingston’s creatives

Poetry is a great way to provide social commentary and express creativity, and it often acts as a therapeutic outlet.Continue...

Slamming the status quo

Queen’s Poetry Slam has seen a rise in participants this school year, which founder Danielle D’Entremont finds encouraging.Continue...

Gwen Benaway isn’t letting critics slow her down

Gwen Benaway’s third collection of poetry, Holy Wild , explores her experience as a trans woman and her experience transitioning.

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On the Count of None examines reality through a surrealist lens

Allison Chisholm’s book On the Count of None is the culmination of years of hard work and random flashes of inspiration.Continue...

Kingston film is poetry in motion

Who is Bruce Kauffman? —a new film set to premiere at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday— brings literature beyond the page.

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Guy Simser’s poetic homecoming

After a globetrotting career with stints in the military, journalism and diplomacy, it was time for Guy Simser to come home.Continue...

Q&A with renowned poet Liz Howard

On March 6, poetry enthusiasts gathered in Watson Hall to hear renowned Canadian poet Liz Howard read from her debut novel, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, as part of the Creative Writing at Queen’s reading series.Continue...

Valentine's Day poetry contest

Featured finalists of QJ Arts' Valentine's Day poetry contest.Continue...

Dear Diary, today I read you to a live studio audience

Nostalgia ran high at The Mansion on Saturday evening as brave souls approached the open mic, clutching their paperbound elementary school journals, their padlocked diaries, and their angst-ridden teenage poetry as the audience nodded and laughed along to the universal memory of being young.Continue...

Winter poetry contest

As the snow began to fall, The Journal sent out a winter and holiday-themed poetry casting call. Our favourites from the contest are featured below.Continue...

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