New Poet Laureate Revealed

Kingston has a new Poet Laureate.

Jason Heroux is the third person to hold the honourary position, and will spread the word on the contribution of poetry and literary arts to life in Kingston.

His first order of business will be to read a poem during the Mayor's New Year Levee on January 1st at City Hall.

"I'm deeply honoured to accept this appointment of Poet Laureate for the City of Kingston, and feel truly lucky to live in a city that values poets and poetry," says Heroux. "Through this position, I hope to explore new ways of introducing poetry to the hearts and minds of the community, and look forward to celebrating the diverse texture of Kingston's past, present, and future literary arts."

"We are thrilled to welcome Jason Heroux to the position of Kingston's Poet Laureate," says Colin Wiginton, cultural director, City of Kingston. "The Poet Laureate program reflects the City's belief in and support of the literary arts and recognizes the achievements of a local poet whose work exhibits excellence and resonates with the people of this community."