Voices of the Street

Megaphone's 2023 and 13th-annual Voices of the Street is available for purchase from your Megaphone vendor as of May 5, 2023! Voices of the Street showcases the literary talents of marginalized writers in Vancouver and is sold by Megaphone vendors to earn a meaningful income. 

There are copies of this year's edition of Voices of the Street available online and from your local Megaphone vendor! 

Voices of the Street features poetry and prose written by people facing poverty, inadequate housing, substance use and other marginalizing barriers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It is sold by Megaphone vendors, alongside our other publications Megaphone magazine and the Hope in Shadows calendar, to earn a meaningful income. Vendors purchase copies of Voices of the Street at cost for $5 and sell it for $10, keeping the change. 

This year’s edition of Voices of Street is called Losing Hope, Finding Home and features poetry and prose that explores the housing crisis, homelessness, finding home and more from the perspective of people with lived experiences. Buy a digital copy online

Each year, Voices of the Street offers a collection of poems, stories, essays and creative writing by Megaphone vendors and other writers marginalized by poverty and homelessness, many of whom have participated in Megaphone’s creative writing workshops.

This year's Voices of the Street is a flip book, with two covers and an ample amount of thoughtful and versatile content. Filled with poetry, prose, and photography, Losing Hope, Finding Home is a unique publication that amplifies community artists and writers. 

Megaphone has been publishing Voices of the Street since 2010. Start your own collection today with a visit to your local vendor or by purchasing a copy online here.

Four ways to support Voices of the Street

  1. Buy the latest literary edition from your vendor today. (Click here to see a list of common vending locations)
  2. Buy a digital copy of Voices of the Street
  3. Advertise with us.
  4. Become a sponsor.

Thank you to our incredible sponsors of the Voices of the Street literary anthology Losing Hope, Finding Home!

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  • Rena Patrick
    commented 2019-09-13 09:41:33 -0700
    I bought " Aspirations, voices of the street 2019" from a vendor in Victoria. I am enjoying the poetry. One particular poem that stands out for me, spoke deeply to my heart as I try to decide where to go from here is Fhead’s contribution, “Appropriate Behaviour”.
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