Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation.
We provide an online anthology of classic and contemporary poems and comprehensive teaching materials on our website, all free of cost. We also run a nation-wide student recitation competition, where we award over $75,000 in travel and prizes annually.
We are committed to bilingualism. Our anthology includes work by English and French poets from across Canada and around the world, our teaching resources are available in both languages, and students can compete in our recitation contest in English, in French, or bilingually.
All competitors must be aged 18 or younger by September 30, 2016. Students must be in grades 9–12. In Quebec, students must be in secondary III, IV, V, or in CEGEP.