Welcome to youngpoets.ca
Young Poets is a project of The League of Canadian Poets. This website was launched on April 9, 2001, to celebrate National Poetry Month. In keeping with the League of Canadian Poet’s objectives to increase the profile of Canadian poetry, the youngpoets.ca team offers a number of initiatives for youth and teachers across Canada on the youngpoets.ca website.
Happy National Poetry Month, Canada!
April is National Poetry Month in Canada, and to celebrate, there are poetry events taking place across Canada. For an up to date listing of NPM events, please click here.
The winners of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth will also be announce during Young Poets Week- April 7-13, 2013- in honour of National Poetry Month. Stay tuned for the announcement!
Poetry to Warm Your Wintry Heart: The Winter Issue of Re:verse is Online
The latest issue of Re:verse, which has poets responding to the theme of “free verse,” is now online. The new issues features poetry by Canadian youth, and an interview with Joanna Poblocka, the Executive Director of the League of Canadian Poets, who sits down with Re:verse to talk about all things poetry. Read the new issue here
Never worry about what you’re going to read next again!
Looking for a good book to read? Bookish.com has tons of reviews plus a great recommendation tool based on your book preferences. Start planning your next read here!
Poetry spotlight: the Véhicule Press blog!
Check out Canadian poet, essayist and editor Carmine Starnino’s blog for Montreal publisher Véhicule Press. The blog is a wonderful spotlight on Canadian poetry and Starnino selects an incredible Canadian poem every week, and shares poetry news and musings. Visit the blog here.
Looking for Educational Resources on Poetry?
The YP Teacher’s Lounge has a great selection of articles and lesson plans on teaching poetry and inspiring young writers, written by Canadian poets and educators. Check out the Teacher’s Lounge
Join youngpoets.ca today on Facebook!
Join the Young Poets facebook page and stay up to date with YP news, share your poetry and stay in touch with other poets and poetry lovers today.