Announcing the Poet Ambassador In Residence Program

The Poet Ambassador in Residence program is an opportunity for the League to work with some of Canada’s most exciting poets in support of our mission. In addition to receiving financial support for their own creative work, the Ambassador will work directly with the League’s community of poets through drop-in consultations, workshops, and events. The Ambassador will also support several of the League’s cherished core programs such as Poem in Your Pocket day, the LCP Chapbook Series, and Poetry Pause. 

The League is thrilled to announce our inaugural Poet Ambassador in Residence, Tara Borin! 

Tara Borin is a poet and writer living in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Dawson City, Yukon. Their debut full-length poetry collection, The Pit, was published by Nightwood Editions in March 2021. Their poetry has been anthologized in the League of Canadian Poets Feminist Caucus in Conversation chapbook (LCP Press, 2022), Resistance: Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo (University of Regina Press, 2021), and Best New Poets in Canada 2018 (Quattro Books), as well as published in literary journals both online and in print. Tara is the 2022 winner of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes Borealis Prize: Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution. 

Tara will be the League’s Poet Ambassador in Residence starting today, through to the end of March, 2024. During their term, they will host virtual drop-ins, writing workshops, events, and more! 

Tara hosted their first open drop-in consultation Saturday, November 25.