League of Canadian Poets

National Youth Arts Week is Celebrating Young Poets Week with the League of Canadian Poets

In 2014 the League of Canadian Poets will celebrate young poets during National Youth Arts Week May 1 – 7, 2014.


This new partnership will provide the opportunity for the League of Canadian Poets and National Youth Arts Week to work together develop the resources available to young poets, publicize the work of emerging artists, and to encourage art lovers of all ages to appreciate and seek out poetry.

The announcement of the winners of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth and Young Poets Week will both take place during this week. The League of Canadian Poets will also be starting a youth mentorship program which will offer youth a chance to have their poetry critiqued by established poets, and will be sending member poets into schools all over Ontario for special poetry classes.

Throughout Young Poets Week/National Youth Arts Week, The League of Canadian Poets will be showcasing the work of young and emerging poets, giving the opportunity for new poets to publicize their work through the League’s social media channels. We invite all participants and art lovers to visit the LCP youth and educator pages at poets.ca for more special Young Poets’ Week initiatives.  It is an excellent source of inspiration, as well as a valuable teaching resource, featuring lesson plans, reading lists, and a digital history of Canadian poetry.


About the League of Canadian Poets

The League of Canadian Poets (LCP) is the professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets. Founded by six poets in 1966 to nurture the community of poets and the craft of poetry, it now represents some 700 members nationally. The LCP serves the poetry community and promotes a high level of professional achievement through events, networking, projects, publications, mentoring, and awards; administers programs and funds for governments and private donors; and encourages an appreciative readership and audience through educational partnerships and presentations to diverse groups. As the recognized voice of Canadian poets, it represents their concerns to governments, publishers, and the larger society, and maintains connections with similar organizations at home and abroad. The LCP strives to promote equal opportunities for poets from every literary tradition and cultural and demographic background.  Visit their website by clicking here.