Looking to be Mississauga’s next Poet Laureate? Apply today!

By February 6, 2024February 7th, 2024Announcement, Events

The City of Mississauga is searching for its fifth Poet Laureate to fill a two-year term starting this April until March 2026.

The role of the Poet Laureate is to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and writers within their community and beyond. This honourary position recognizes a poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to Mississauga’s residents.

Mississauga’s current Poet Laureate, Ayomide Bayowa, will conclude his term this spring.

The application period is currently open until March 1, 2024. Interested applicants are asked to submit their applications by 4:30 p.m. on March 1.

For more information, view the submission guidelines and application process online.

Poet Laureate speaking at the podium.