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The Phoenix Poetry Workshop is Toronto's longest running poetry workshop, now more than thirty years old. We welcome poets of all ages, aspiring and experienced writers of any style to join us in a supportive and friendly environment. It's free. You join by creating your account on this web site and/or attending our monthly meetings. Workshops are held the first Saturday of every month at 2:30 pm. The location is the College/Shaw branch of the Toronto Public Library, 766 College Street.

The goal of Phoenix Poetry Workshop is to expand and develop our poetic art and capabilities. We believe that one of the best ways to do this is by poets coming together to share their work and get immediate constructive feedback.  We offer that to each other by participating in the workshops. Hearing the works and perspectives of others adds to our own insights and poetic creativity. It is also a way to develop new friendships with others who share our love of poetry. Phoenix has published compilations of member works in past, and we plan to do so again.

Join Us

This web site is intended to be a supplement to attending Phoenix Poetry Workshops, but you are welcome to participate only here if you wish. To join us and post to the Phoenix Poetry Forum create an account now. You can submit your poems, post comments on poems and participate in general discussions about poetry and the workshops. If you would like to contact us please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Only registered users may view the Phoenix Poetry Forum. There is no obligation to make any posts, so if you would just like to browse create an account.


All works posted to the Phoenix Poetry Forum are the copyrighted property of the authors. Any use of the works other than for personal enjoyment of a registered user of the web site requires the expressed permission of the author. From time to time we will feature some poems in the public area of the web site, but only with prior permission of the authors.

About This Site

This web site is designed as a way for poets to present and discuss their work and keep up with interesting poetry discussions, books, and links to other poetry web sites. We invite everyone to attend any of our free workshops and/or participate by becoming a member suing this web site.

To become a member use the Login Form

In the Workshops Menu you will find a general description, guidelines and a special welcome to beginners.

The Members menu appears only if you have registered and logged in as a member. There you can view and update your profile.

The Phoenix Poetry Forum is where the action is. Registered users can view submitted poems and discussions about poetry. To view posts and submit your own poems and topics about poetry you must be a registered member and logged in. There is a help page in the Phoenix Poetry Forum (under construction) to assist you.

Books & Links contains short articles on interesting and useful books about poetry. You may also find some listed in the Phoenix Forum.

Toronto Poetry Events lists any upcoming or recurring poetry events in the Greater Toronto Area. We scan regularly for anything about poetry going on in Toronto but may miss some, so please let us know about any poetry event you would like us to list by going to Contact Us