Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate

Selected by nomination, Victoria's Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate serve as literary and cultural ambassadors.

The Call for Nominations for both the Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate will open in winter 2023, following a Council report to review the Poet Laureate Policy.  Please check back for updates, or email culture@victoria.ca if you have any questions.

Click the links below to learn more about the current Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate:

John Barton - Victoria's Poet Laureate (2019 - 2022)

Eli Mushumanski - Victoria's Youth Poet Laureate (2022)