Mi’kmaw woman Rebecca Thomas named Halifax’s next poet laureate – Global News

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2016366 Views

March 15, 2016

Halifax Regional has appointed Rebecca Thomas, a Mi’kmaw woman, as the new poet laureate for the city.

As the sixth poet laureate, Thomas will be an ambassador and advocate for literacy, literature and the arts and she will give readings at civic events to bring her art to the community.

“We’re very pleased to appoint Ms. Thomas as our next Poet Laureate, a position which will empower her to enhance our understanding of our region’s unique cultural tapestry through her work,” Mayor Mike Savage said in a release Tuesday.

Thomas will serve as the Halifax poet laureate for two years. Her time will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion as well as the 150th birthday of Canada.

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