National Poetry Month
Congratulations to the 15 winners of our first Poem in Your Pocket contest!
Click on each name to view an individual printable version of each poem. Download or print, and share away!
- Luke Salazar (Duncan) – “Wishes”
- John Beaton (Qualicum Beach) – “Daybreak, Tofino”
- Joanna Streetly (Tofino) – “angles of night”
- Natasha Overduin (Nanaimo) – “desktop’s observations”
- DK Eve (Sooke) – “The Produce Aisle in January”
- Heather Hendry (Tofino) – “Handmade Binoculars”
- Carol L. MacKay (Qualicum Beach) – “A Tailor Visits Englishman River”
- Marlene Dean (Nanaimo) – “The Doe in Winter”
- Kelly B. Madden (Comox Valley) – “Prince George Coffee Shop”
- Hugh Anderson (Nanaimo) – “From a Window”
- Janis McDougall (Tofino) – “In an Hour of Walking, What Really Counts”
- Jannine Grant (Nanaimo) – “The Lady in the White Hat”
- Elizabeth Hann (Gabriola Island) – “The Split-Level Fish (A Cento)”
- M.C. Warrior (Gabriola Island)- “Lock Bay Elegy”
- Mary Ann Moore (Nanaimo) – “A Beautiful Thing to Say”
Download the entire VIRL Poem in your Pocket booklet here, or visit your local library branch to pick up a free printed copy.
Digital Poetry for Adults
Looking for some poetry ebooks and audiobooks? Check out our e-collection in Overdrive for some more fabulous poetry collections!
Poetry for Kids
Looking for some poetry books for your kids??? Check out our e-collection in OverDrive. Books on writing poetry, novels in verse, poems galore and more, including favorites by Dennis Lee, Jack Prelutsky, and Shel Silverstein.
Poetry for Teens
Looking for some poetic books for teens? Check out our e-collection in OverDrive. Lyrical books written in verse that speak to the experiences of teens.