Spoken word artist, activist and educator El Jones was announced Halifax Regional Municipality’s poet
laureate for 2013–2015. Previous poet laureates for HRM included Tanya Davis (2011–2012), Shauntay Grant (2009–2011), Lorri Neilsen Glenn (2005–2009) and inaugural poet laureate Sue MacLeod (2001–
2005). Following El Jones was Rebecca Thomas (2016–2018). (Photo: Courtesy of El Jones.)