The search has officially begun to find the eighth distinguished Parliamentary Poet Laureate. With current Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke’s two-year term coming to an end in December 2017, a francophone poet will be selected for the 2018–2019 term. Visit the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s website for more information about the position and the nomination process. Nominations can be submitted by parliamentarians, members of literary and writers’ organizations or directly by interested parties themselves.
The deadline for submitting nominations is July 3, 2017.