State Poet Laureate
In 2000, Wisconsin established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Dasha Kelly Hamilton, who was appointed to a two-year term in 2021. Hamilton is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums, and one collection of personal vignettes. She is a national Rubinger Fellow and, concurrently, Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee (appointed in 2019) and the State of Wisconsin.
City and County Poets Laureate
In 2022, Mario Willis was named the poet laureate of Milwaukee.
Angela Trudell Vasquez was named poet laureate of Madison, Wisconsin, in 2020. Vasquez will serve a two-year term.
Lucy Tyrrell was appointed the poet laureate of Bayfield, Wisconsin, in 2020. Paap will serve a one-year term.
In 2021, Dawn Anderson was appointed the inaugural poet laureate Wausau, Wisconsin. She will serve a two-year term.