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April is National Poetry Month

Each April, the Canadian League of Poets invites us to celebrate National Poetry Month. This year’s theme is nature in all its forms. Whether it’s a walk by the shore, a hike in the hills or a stroll around a local trail, nature is never far from our doorsteps, serving as poetic inspiration.

GVPL has some ideas to inspire you, too.

Book Love

City of Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton shares a list of poetry books he recommends. Browse the book list.

The Green Muse

GVPL hosts City of Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton and guests on April 30 for an evening of poetry readings about nature and the environment. Learn more.

Instant Poetry

Download CloudLibrary to enjoy contemporary and classic poetry in ebook or e-audiobook format. Enjoy works by Alice Walker, Patrick Lane and Rupi Kaur and more. Browse titles.

Branch Displays

If you’re visiting any of our branches during April, keep an eye out for our National Poetry Month displays. Our staff have selected titles that will appeal to all ages.


Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger