Vancouver's Poet Laureate

The poet laureate, "the people’s poet", acts as a champion for poetry, language, and the arts. Serving a 2 or 3-year term, the laureate creates a unique literary project and represents the City as laureate during readings and public poetry events. 

Funded through a generous endowment by Dr. Yosef Wosk, OBC, the position was established in 2006 by the City of Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and The Vancouver Writers’ Festival.

What's happeningDeadline extended: Apply to become the next poet laureate by June 26, 2024

The next laureate will serve a 2 or 3-year term starting in January 2025.

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