U.S. Poet Laureate:

Ada Limón

Read more about the history of the U.S. Poet Laureate

State Poets Laureate:

Alabama: Ashley M. Jones 

Alaska: Heather Lende (State Writer Laureate)

Arizona: Alberto Ríos

Arkansas: Suzanne Rhodes

California: Lee Herrick 

Colorado: Bobby LeFebre

Connecticut: Antoinette Brim-Bell

Delaware: Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills

Florida: Peter Meinke

Georgia: Chelsea Rathburn

Hawaii: Kealoha

IdahoCMarie Fuhrman (Official Title: Writer-In-Residence)

Illinois: Angela Jackson

Indiana: Matthew Graham

Iowa: Debra Marquart

Kansas: Traci Brimhall 

Kentucky: Crystal Wilkinson

Louisiana: Mona Lisa Saloy

Maine: Julia Bouwsma

Maryland: Grace Cavalieri

Massachusetts: no position

Michigan: no position

Minnesota: Gwen Nell Westerman

Mississippi: Catherine Pierce

Missouri: Maryfrances Wagner 

Montana: Mark Gibbons

Nebraska: Matt Mason

Nevada: Gailmarie Pahmeier

New Hampshire: Alexandria Peary

New Jersey: no position

New Mexico: Lauren Camp

New YorkWillie Perdomo (Official title: State Poet)

North Carolina: Jaki Shelton Green

North Dakota: Larry Woiwode

Ohio: Kari Gunter-Seymour

Oklahoma: Joe Russell Kreger

Oregon: Anis Mojgani

Pennsylvania: no position

Rhode Island: Tina Cane

South Carolina: Marjory Heath Wentworth

South Dakota: Christine Stewart-Nuñez

Tennessee: Margaret Britton Vaughn

Texas: Lupe Mendez

Utah: Lisa Bickmore

Vermont: Mary Reufle

Virginia: Luisa A. Igloria

Washington: Rena Priest

West Virginia: Marc Harshman

Wisconsin: Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Wyoming: Eugene M. Gagliano

Navajo Nation: Laura Tohe

 

Read more about the history of poets laureate positions at the Library of Congress

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