Introduction to Poetry – in Voice!

Truman Chiu

Hundreds of students at St. George's have memorized poems in their English classes in order to compete in the national recitation contest, Poetry in Voice

Hundreds of students at St. George's have memorized poems in their English classes in order to compete in the national recitation contest, Poetry in Voice

Poetry in Voice is a component of the English curriculum here at St. George’s and schools all across Canada. Poetry in Voice begins in the classroom where students select a poem from a list on the Poetry in Voice website and then recite their poem in front of their peers. At this point a winner is decided and advances to the next stage to compete against the rest of their grade. Whoever wins that segment advances to the final stage where a representative of each grade recites their poem in front of the entire St. George’s student body during assembly. At this point representatives from schools compete online in semi-finals. If chosen contestants continue to the finals which are held this year in Vancouver. Poetry in Voice is truly a great opportunity for students to express themselves and will continue to grow as the years pass by.