Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, recitation, and writing.
We provide an online anthology of classic and contemporary poems and comprehensive teaching materials on our website, all free of cost. We also run student recitation competitions, 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 contests 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 1,000 schools, that counts Margaret Atwood, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, Dennis Lee, and Anne Michaels among its supporters.