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Eligibility

To ensure that Canada's official languages are equitably represented, the person selected alternates every two years between poets who work primarily in English and poets who work primarily in French. For the 2023-2024 term, the poet will be expected to work primarily in French.


Call for Nomination

The nomination period for the 10th Parliamentary Poet Laureate is now open. To be considered, submit your nomination by July 10, 2022.

Nomination announcement
Nomination package

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.