The Prince Edward Island Poet Laureate program was established in 2002. The position has been held by:
- John Smith, 2002-2004
- Frank Ledwell, 2004-2007
- David Helwig, 2008-2009
- Hugh MacDonald, 2009-2013
- Dianne Hicks Morrow, 2013-2016
Click on any of the names above to be taken to a page with samples of the laureate’s poetry (written and spoken); a summary of events organized during their term as laureate; and the PEI government press release on their appointment, which includes a short biography / CV.
The current PEI Poet Laureate is Deirdre Kessler.