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Poet Laureate of Ontario

Randell Adjei


About Randell

Randell Adjei

Randell Adjei, 2021–present


The Legislature appointed Randell Adjei as Ontario’s first Poet Laureate on April 28, 2021.

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The role

The Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie) honours the late poet and lead singer of popular Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, who passed away in October 2017. MPP Percy Hatfield introduced the bill, and it passed unanimously in the Legislature in December 2019. The Poet Laureate is an officer of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and reports to the Speaker.


Learn more about the role and how to become the next Poet Laureate of Ontario:



Lone Microphone

A platform to highlight and celebrate Ontario poets and their work. 

Image by Randy Tarampi

A space to share and engage in poetry.

Image by Anderson Rian

A place to find poetry resources to stay in the know.



Interview with Tom Power, q, CBC Radio One 

Interview with Niam Kiwanuka, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO 

Interview, Global News Toronto 



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