State Poet Laureate
In 1995, Maine established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Julia Bouwsma, who was appointed to a five-year term in 2021. Bouwsma is the author of two books of poetry, including Midden (Fordham University Press, 2018).
City and County Poets Laureate
In 2023, Maya Stein was appointed as the poet laureate of Belfast, Maine.
In 2021, Maya Williams was appointed as the poet laureate of Portland, Maine. Williams will serve a three-year term.