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US Poet Laureates

First Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Kate Gale | Posted 02.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Kate Gale

The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the Department of Cultural Affairs are proud to announce the city's first laureate, Eloise Klein Healy.

Poetic Justice: Marie Howe Named New York Laureate

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.20.2012 | Books
Mark Matousek

Marie Howe isn't a woman with grand illusions about things like awards, career, or the mawkish vicissitudes of the book world. Still, she's grateful to have been chosen to be New York's new poet laureate and determined not to waste this opportunity.