Poet Laureate of Cobourg
These posts include poetry written for occasions in my role as Poet Laureate and some of the related projects and events.
Last week I received a memorable, thoughtful gift: a poem. I attended the Cobourg Poetry Workshop’s meeting and one of the poets, Doug Langille, had composed this poem. He recited it for us, gave me a copy, and then told me I could share it here.
What is Poetry Present?
Cobourg has a dynamic writing and arts community. Shining a light on the poetry and profiles of local writers is an important part of my mission as Poet Laureate. The initial goal of Poetry Present in 2019 was to celebrate the community of poetry writers and readers who share a connection to Cobourg and Northumberland Region.
In 2021, we decided to expand this to include anyone who wants to join our poetry community! Geography does not need to define us in the age of technology. We will continue to feature those with a local connection AND add those poets from anywhere who would like to connect with us here.
We invite all poets and readers to submit poems and subscribe to our weekly mailing list.
There is a vibrant presence of poetry in Cobourg, Ontario.