Celebrating Poets Over 70

Celebrating Poets Over 70


Poems written after the age of 70 selected from 330 submissions totaling 1100 poems. The printed anthology showcases poems by 200 poets ranging in age from 70 to 103 years of age. The anthology is jointly published by the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies (recently renamed Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging) and Tower Poetry Society.

Other eligible poets who submitted at the same time are featured under More Poems on this website.

Celebrating Poets Over 70 is #10 in The Writing Down Our Years Series of books highlighting the writing of older adults.

Click here to view the Writing Down Our Years website for information about all of the books in the series as well as resource listings and a blog by Series Editor Ellen Ryan.