April is National Poetry Month


Poetry will come to life in Victoria during National Poetry Month in April with events that celebrate the creative and renewal properties of books, time and spring. The City of Victoria joins the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Greater Victoria Public Library and many talented poets in helping National Poetry Month take shape around the city.

Throughout the month, Victorians are encouraged to participate in National Poetry Month by sharing their best “book spine” poems over Twitter. By stacking three book spines, one can create a unique poem. Poets of all ages and experience can tweet their poems to @CityofVictoria with the hashtag #yyjpoetry. Tweets should include a photo of the stacked book spine poem or the poem’s text.

Learn more about National Poetry Month events around Victoria and book spine poems here.