Calgary Poet Laureate

Micheline Maylor
Calgary Poet Laureate, 2016 – 2018

Micheline Maylor

Micheline Maylor
Photo: Patrick McAneeley

A certified poetry fanatic, Micheline Maylor teaches creative writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and composition at Mount Royal University where she won the Teaching Excellence Award in 2015. Her newest collection, Little Wildheart, was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry and deals with the question: What does it mean to be human?

Her poetry has been published in over 85 journals in five countries including Partisan, The Literary Review of Canada, and she is a regular poetry reviewer at Quill and Quire.

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Twitter: @MichelineMaylor

Works by Micheline Maylor

Almanac of the Douglas Fir
Before the Dark

About the Calgary Poet Laureate

On July 26, 2011, City Council approved a motion to establish a Calgary Poet Laureate position, funded by six Calgary Poet Laureate Ambassadors (The Calgary Foundation, the Calgary Chamber, First Calgary Financial, FirstEnergy Capital, Transcanada and one anonymous donor). Calgary Arts Development administers the program in conjunction with a volunteer Selection Committee, which appoints each Calgary Poet Laureate for a two-year term. The Calgary Poet Laureate is intended to be an artistic ambassador for Calgary, presenting at civic events and producing literary work that reflects our city and its citizens. Kris Demeanor served as the first Calgary Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014 followed by derek beaulieu from 2014 to 2016.

For more information, contact Kaley Beisiegel at or 403.264.5330 ext. 214.

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