Dr. Micheline Maylor
Calgary Poet Laureate
How better to send out signal than being Calgary’s Poet Laureate? Micheline Maylor attained her Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in Creative Writing and 20th Century Canadian Literature. As Calgary’s third poet laureate since the program was established in 2011, she is an artistic ambassador for Calgary, presenting at civic events and producing literary work that reflects our city and its citizens.
She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University, where she won the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award. Her collection Little Wildheart is with U of A Press (2017) and was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry. She was the Calgary Public Library Author in Residence in the fall of 2016. She also serves as poetry editor at Frontenac House Press, and is the co-founder of Freefall Literary Society, where she remains a consulting editor.