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We invite you to celebrate the 25th National Poetry Month this April! This celebration was started by the non-profit organization The League of Canadian Poets (LCP). They are dedicated to supporting poets, building poetic communities, supporting inclusive free expression, and promoting Canadian poets and Poetry. The theme this year is joy. In celebration of this theme, LCP has crafted a prose poem of interpretations of joy. They invite all poets and poetry enthusiasts to ask themselves “What does JOY mean to me?”

joy is. reading by a window with a soft blanket. an old plant with a new bloom. a completed to-do-list. the first big snowfall. banana bread in the oven. the squeak of sand under bare feet. a cat purring on my lap. finding the perfect GIF to send to the groupchat. a hot cup of coffee. filling the page with unplanned words. freshly painted nails. still and quiet moments of solitude, when all there is to do is rest. cold, crisp mornings. the careful turn of an old book’s pages. a fresh bowl of ramen. feeling blessed and loved. setting a personal best. my favourite pair of sneakers. planting vegetables in the garden. sitting on the couch doing nothing, partner on one side, dog on the other. the crack of a home run. a warm cup of milky Earl Grey. a sunset from a plane window.

How to get involved?

We have a variety of programs that celebrate Poetry Month! They include:

You can also broaden your horizons by checking out a poetry book from our children or adult poetry lists:

To learn more about National Poetry Month, please head to the League of Canadian Poets website


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