Utmost Christian Poet Laureate
We regret that our Christian Poet Laureate program has been terminated, as we have received very few qualified applicants.
Utmost Poets Laureate
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Poet Laureate?
The title of Poet Laureate was first used in England during the Middle Ages; it was given to a poet appointed for life by an English sovereign. The Poet Laureate was expected to compose poems for court and national occasions. Today, Poet Laureate is a title given to a poet regarded by a country or region as its most eminent or representative poet.
At Utmost, we have appointed Christian poets whose writing we feel represents a standard of excellence in poetry. The Poets Laureate might be considered to be our "standard bearers," demonstrating to the world that Christians are capable of excellent poetry.
How were the Poets Laureate selected?
Poets Laureate were selected on the basis of their formal applications, references provided with their applications, personal interviews (if any were conducted), personal testimonies and the quality of poetry submitted with the applications.
What was the purpose of the Christian Poet Laureate program?
In line with its mandate to support and encourage poets of Christian faith, Utmost Christian Writers Foundation hopes that the appointment of Christian Poets Laureate has encouraged individual poets and increased the public exposure of excellent poetry written by Christians.