The Dead Poets Reading Series is a program by the Vancouver Public Library where each presenter gets 15 minutes each to introduce one of their favourite dead poets and read a selection of that poet's work.
This is a great way to read poetry. Choose a poet, mood or tag. If you don't like what you are given, spin again. Once you have made your second choice, you will be given a poem to read. Hit the blue back arrow to spin again and read more poems.
Canadian poet, Sabrina Benaim, stages a conversation with her mother through poetry. It is a spot-on description of what it's like to explain depression to someone who loves you, but just doesn't get it.
Governor General Award-winning Métis poet, Katherena Vermette, is using the power of words to change the perception of her home neighborhood in Winnipeg. She speaks of resilience and community in Anishinaabe Treaty 1.
This is a powerful and beautiful slam poem by Shane Koyczan. The animated poem describes how bullying touches us all. There is a short quiz in the Think section and additional information about Shane in Dig Deeper.
In this animated video, David Silverstein describes what poetic repetition is and why it appeals to us. Rhythm and repetition, of language in this case, is something that brings pleasure to listeners and readers.