Niagara Falls

Poetry Project  

Welcome to the Niagara Falls Poetry Project.



This site is dedicated to the poetry of Niagara Falls - the waterfalls, river, city, people, and history.

This is not a "best of" site or a "critical interpretation" site. Niagara Falls has a long, unique history - from the site of the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812 to being named an International Peace Site, from a quiet, natural area to a zoo of tourist attractions, from a lover's haven to a site of horrific death. All of these aspects are reflected in the poetry of Niagara, be it good, bad, or indifferent. This site will be constantly changing as more poems are tracked down and transcribed.

This site is being compiled by Andrew Porteus, whose life outside of this site includes work as Manager of Adult Reference & Information Services at the Niagara Falls Public Library, in Ontario, and former Chair of the Fort Erie Public Library Board

Any comments or suggestions for inclusion on the site are welcome. Contact

Click here to see articles about Niagara poetry.TVO's Imprint programme included an interview about Niagara Poetry. Click here for information.

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This page was last updated on 6/12/11 .

 wpe1.jpg (36212 bytes)The web site compiler proudly showing one of the rare books he acquired for the Niagara Falls Public Library's Local History Collection.Photo courtesy of Mike DiBattista, Niagara Falls Review, March 8, 2001.