Past Poets

Vancouver's inaugural Poet Laureate was acclaimed poet and University of BC professor George McWhirter. Visit Mr. McWhirter's website.

Brad Cran

Vancouver's second Poet Laureate was award-winning poet and author Brad Cran.

Vancouver’s third Poet laureate, Evelyn Lau, brought poetry into the public realm through an expanded Poetry in Transit Program and for three years provided manuscript consultations with emerging poets.