250,000+ students have learned a poem by heart!

WE’VE COME A LONG WAY. . .

With the help of thousands of teachers, Poetry In Voice has inspired over 250,000 students to learn a poem by heart. And you’ll never guess how many times our poems have been read (hint: think in the millions!).

Check out our Impact page and see how alive and well poetry is across Canada.
 


WHAT A YEAR IT’S BEEN!


Poet In Class Program

Thanks to our partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, over 200 teachers had a poet in their classes, encouraging their students to write, read, recite, and think more about poetry.

We’re expanding our poet network to better meet the enormous demand for these visits. We’ll start accepting requests for the next year's program in September.

 

National Finals

Between the spellbinding performances, the poetry-themed scavenger hunt, and the poet-led workshops, our 24 finalists took Toronto by storm. Read this great article from the Toronto Star.

Watch the videoscheck out the photos, and read the results.

 

Team Regionals

Back by popular demand, we hosted a total of nine Team Regionals in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec in 2018. 

Would you like a trio of students to represent your school at a Team Regional near you? Let us know.

 


WHAT’S NEW FOR NEXT YEAR?

This fall, we’ll be launching a student poetry journal and a recitation contest for younger students.

And keep your eyes peeled for some incredible additions to our anthology selected by the members of our new editorial boardDamian Rogers, Richard Harrison, Hoa Nguyen, and Joshua Whitehead.

 


Until then, have a great summer vacation (and don’t forget to enjoy some poetry)!

The Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie Team