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Edmonton Poet Laureate application deadline
May 6, 2019
Historically, a Poet Laureate served as the official chronicler of state events and occasions. More currently, the role of a Poet Laureate is to reflect the life of a city through readings of poetry. As an ambassador for the literary arts, the Laureate incorporates poetry into a range of official and informal city activities.
Edmonton’s Poet Laureate program is supported jointly by the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton, and the Edmonton Public Library. The creation of this position confirms the city’s support for the arts in general, and for the literary arts in particular.
The Edmonton Arts Council, City of Edmonton, and Edmonton Public Library are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Edmonton’s eighth Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.