National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month takes place in April with events around the city! Click on the links above for more information. 

Throughout April, Victoria’s Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer and Youth Poet Laureate Maita Cienska invite the community to share their best “book spine” poems. By stacking three book spines, one can create a unique poem. Poets of all ages and experience are encouraged to participate and inspire the community with their literary works by tweeting to @CityofVictoria with the hashtag #yyjpoetry. Tweets should include a photo of the stacked book spine poem or the poem’s text. We will be posting some of our favourites below as they come in.

Here are some of our favourites: