The City of Mississauga recognized its inaugural Poet Laureate in 2015. The role of the Poet Laureate is to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and writers within their communities and beyond. The honorary position recognizes a poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga. The Poet Laureate will serve a 2 year term beginning in April 2017 and ending in March 2019. The candidate must be a published poet or spoken word artist, and be a current Mississauga resident.
Term and Remuneration
The Poet Laureate will serve a 2 year term beginning in April 2017 and will receive $5,000 per annum. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.
Applications will be accepted February 1 – March 17, 2017.