In 2023, Nandi Comer was appointed state poet laureate. Comer will serve as Michigan's first poet laureate since the 1950s. 

City and County Poets Laureate

Grand Rapids

In 2024, Christine Stephens-Krieger was appointed poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stephens-Krieger will serve a three-year term.


In 2022, Masaki Takahashi was named poet laureate of Lansing, Michigan. Takahashi will serve a two-year term.

Upper Peninsula

In 2023, Beverly Matherne was appointed poet laureate of the Upper Peninsula. She will serve a one-year term. 


In 2024, jessica Care moore was appointed poet laureate of Detroit.