April is National Poetry Month and is a busy time for poets. I’m off myself to Edmonton for the Edmonton Poetry Festival and am looking forward to reading my poetry there and hearing other poets read. One organization in Canada that is for poets (and of which I’ve recently become a member) is the League of Canadian Poets. In 2001 for National Poetry Month, the League launched a website called YoungPoets.ca whose objective is to increase the profile of Canadian poetry amongst young people. This year Young Poets Week runs from the 15-21st and during this time, young poets can get a chance to have their poetry critiqued by an older mentor on-line as well as have the opportunity to post poetry videos on an on-line forum available on the site. Do cruise the Young Poets website and have a look around. In the Teacher’s Lounge, many of the offerings are available also in French (in keeping with the bilingual nature of our country!)
Poetry Friday this week is hosted by Diane at Random Noodling.