I’m delighted to see a buzz gathering around the Poetry Phone, Vancouver’s first free poetry hotline. Here are a collection of interviews and articles delving deeper into this wonderful project:
What makes poetry pertinent to, or helpful amid, the times we’re living in, this period of isolation and worry?
I think like all art, poetry helps us connect: to our own emotions; to social issues; to the world around us.
The Poetry Phone project seeks to provide a connection to joy, to comfort, and also, like any good poem will do, to provoke and inspire.”
2020 has been a challenging year for many people, and it’s the small things that can bring joy to someone’s day,” says Charles Gauthier, CEO of the DVBIA, in the release. “The Poetry Phone is a simple way to bring a smile to people’s faces and celebrate the work of local artists.”
Give the line a ring, won’t you? #VanPoetryPhone