The Fiddlehead would like to congratulate the two Atlantic Canadian semifinalists in the 2019 Poetry In Voice Competition: Sophia Wilcott from Harbour View High School, Saint John, NB, and Berry Genge from Montague Regional High School, Montague, PEI. They are two of the 24 semifinalists chosen from over 10,000 students from 1,400 schools across Canada who will be competing for $25,000 in total prize money for themselves and their school libraries in an exciting, poetic evening at the National Finals Show, on Thursday, April 25th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This year’s event will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Rosanna Deerchild and J.R. Léveillé and features a tremendous jury of poets: Katherena Vermette, Jason Stefanik, Cecily Nicholson, Pierre Nepveu, Lise Gaboury-Diallo, and Michaël Trahan. Congratulations Sophia and Berry, and good luck!
About Poetry In Voice
Founded by Scott Griffin, chairman and founder of the illustrious Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a registered charity that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, recitation and writing. In addition to running two nationwide student recitation competitions and eight regional competitions, the organization also provides an anthology of classic and contemporary poems, comprehensive teaching materials, and poet visits to schools at no cost to schools or teachers.