Ottawa’s international poetry festival takes place each spring, celebrating written poetry and spoken word in English and French, with a week of some of the most exciting poets on the planet.

Ottawa Poets Laureate

Ottawa’s new poets laureate, Albert Dumont and Gilles Latour, will be serving as the English and French-language laureate respectively. They will be in their roles as the city’s poetry ambassadors for a two-year term, and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for Ottawa poetry.

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