About Poetry In Voice

 

 

 

Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation. 

We provide an online anthology of classic and contemporary poems and comprehensive teaching materials on our website, all free of cost. We also run a nation-wide student recitation competition, where we award over $75,000 in travel and prizes annually.

We are committed to bilingualism. Our anthology includes work by English and French poets from across Canada and around the world, our teaching resources are available in both languages, and students can compete in our recitation contest in English, in French, or bilingually.

Poetry In Voice was founded in 2010 by Scott Griffin, Chairman and founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry. Started as a recitation contest with 12 Ontario schools, Poetry In Voice has grown to become a cultural force in Canada, used in over 850 schools, that counts Margaret Atwood, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, Dennis Lee, and Anne Michaels among its supporters.