Canada’s Poet Laureate

Marie-Célie Agnant is Canada’s Poet Laureate.


Ms. Agnat was appointed as the Parliamentary Poet Laureate for 2023 & 2024.

According to the Parliament of Canada, the role of the Poet Laureate is:

  • To write poetry, especially for use in Parliament on important occasions;
  • To sponsor poetry readings;
  • To advise the Parliamentary Librarian regarding the Library’s collection and acquisitions to enrich its cultural materials and
  • To perform other related duties at the request of the Speaker of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Commons, or the Parliamentary Librarian.*

Click here to find out more about Ms. Agnat

Click here to find out more about the position of Parliamentary Poet Laureate

April is Poetry Month in Canada. Visit your School Library to find out more.

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