State Poet Laureate

In 1963, Virginia established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Margaret O. Daramola, who was appointed to a two-year term in 2023. Daramola is the author of A Pathway Through Survival (2021). 


In 2022, Zeina Azzam became the poet laureate of Alexandria, Virginia. 

Arlington County

In 2020, Holly Karapetkova was appointed poet laureate of Arlington County.