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Eligibility

  • In order to give equal representation to Canada’s two official languages, Poets Laureate are selected alternately from each official language community. For the 2018-2019 term, a francophone poet will be selected.
  • Candidates must be residents of Canada.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

For the Position of the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2018-2019

Deadline to submit nominations: Monday July 3, 2017

Criteria for Selection

Candidates must:

  • Have made significant contributions to the literary community;
  • Have a substantial record demonstrating literary excellence;
  • Be available to travel throughout Canada to promote the value of poetry; and
  • Be available to participate in parliamentary events, as required.

Process for Nomination

Please submit nominations by completing the nomination form and send to:

Poet Laureate Selection Committee
Library of Parliament
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9

The nominator must inform the nominee of the submission.

If you have questions, please call 613-992-4793 or toll-free (Canada) 1-866-599-4999 or email info@parl.gc.ca.