As the first invested poet laureate in any Canadian province or territory, pj johnson considers herself a storyteller who is upholding what it means to be a Canadian writer.
As Edmonton’s sixth poet laureate, Pierrette Requeir sustains the arts while defining her identity as a Canadian living in a cultural mosaic.
Canada’s parliamentary poet laureate seeks to establish a stable identity for the position—one that proceeding poets can follow.
Calgary’s first-ever female poet laureate is dedicated to cultivating aspiring writers to create work that will resonate with future generations.
Blomer believes that poetry has the potential to change people’s views of the world, making them take a step back and assess the affects of their choices big or small.
Being Halifax’s first Indigenous poet laureate, Rebecca Thomas advocates for the voice of her culture to be heard through poignant spoken word performances.