Contribute to Your Poem Goes Here, an Open Book Project at the Library

March 18, 2014 | Media Relations

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TORONTO (March 18, 2014) -Toronto Public Library customers have a chance to share their poetry by contributing to an open book project at twenty branches across the city.  Each of these branches is displaying a book titled Your Poem Goes Here and the public is invited to fill the book’s pages with poetry.

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Your Poem Goes Here is a project by the library and George Elliott Clarke, Poet Laureate of Toronto, who hopes to inspire Torontonians to put their thoughts and creative expression onto paper, saying “Let's get more Nobel Laureates in poetry by having more people read and write…visiting a library and jotting a poem is a great way to get started.”

Library staff will read the submitted poetry and post their favourite poems online every week in April to celebrate National Poetry Month.


The full list of participating branches is below:


Albert Campbell


Barbara Frum




City Hall

Don Mills


Lillian H. Smith


Maria A. Shchuka

North York Central

Northern District



S. Walter Stewart

Toronto Reference Library

York Woods


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Media Contact:

Michelle Leung, Communications Officer