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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.

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Poem of the Day

Three Sisters

Majestic sulfur mountains


snow capped in June sun

only the gondola dares

traverse the edges of Banff

below film dealers

play out

their song and dance

vying for the chance

to beat the deal

three sisters have made

in perpetuity

with each other

-- Marion Francis White

Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Lorri Neilsen Glenn (left) reads to locked-out CBC broadcaster

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