Nominations Open for Poet Laureate

Mon, 2014/03/24 - 4:15pm

The City of St. John’s is seeking nominations for the position of Poet Laureate. Letters of nomination should consider and confirm that the selected poet:

  • resides in the St. John’s area;
  • has produced a body of work in the academic or commercial press;
  • displays literary excellence (e.g. is the recipient of literary awards);
  • has the ability to serve as an ambassador for poetry.

Support material may include: books, awards, reviews, other press coverage, etc.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee who will recommend a candidate for appointment by St. John’s City Council.

Deadline to submit nominations is Monday, March 24, 2014. Read the terms of reference and the selection process at
Submit nomination packages to:
City of St. John’s
Tourism & Culture Division, Dept. of Community Services
348 Water Street (second floor)
P.O. Box 908
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5M2
For more information, contact (709) 576-8394 or