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October 3rd - 9th: A celebration of poetry and literacy in cities across Canada, the UK, and Ireland.

The second annual Random Acts of Poetry week is a Canadian initiative that promotes poetry, poets and literacy in a fresh way to everyday people in their everyday lives. This year, 27 poets from across Canada will be joined by 10 poets from England, Scotland and Ireland, making the event truly international after only one year. Watch for local poets from your community reading poems to people on the street, at bus stops, schools, libraries, hair salons and in local schools.

Sponsored by Abebooks.com in association with Victoria READ Society.

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Poem of the Day

RE: members Snapshot

What does it mean
when you take in a roll of thirty-six shots
and they only develop eleven?

I donít know
I guess some didnít turn out
Maybe they were over-exposed

What does it mean
when you start the roll with one love
and end the roll with another?

I donít know
I guess some didnít turn out
Maybe they were over-exposed

What does it mean
when you have two loves on the same roll
and youíre not with either of them anymore?

I donít know
I guess some didnít turn out
Maybe they were over-exposed
Did you drop your camera?

No, I wasted my film
and I hate it when people charge me
for exposing
blanks

Sheri-D Wilson


Wendy Morton

Wendy Morton (centre) committing Random Acts of Poetry in Victoria, BC.

Random Acts of Poetry

“I love to promote poetry anywhere, will stop strangers to read them poems and otherwise commit random acts of poetry. I thought it would be a good idea for poets across Canada to do the same thing.”

-- Wendy Morton, Founder