San Francisco Public Library

2012 San Francisco Poet Laureate

Nominations are now being accepted for the next San Francisco Poet Laureate.

Poet Laureate nominees must be San Francisco residents and have a substantial body of published work. Responsibilities of the Poet Laureate include delivering a public inaugural address to an audience at the San Francisco Public Library; participating in community-based poetry events, including a youth-centered event; working on one or more poetry-centered events in cooperation with the Library; and doing a reading at Litquake.

The deadline for nominations is February 29, 2012.

For additional information on Poet Laureate requirements or to submit a nomination, please see the online nomination form or download the PDF Nomination Form.

Poet Laureate Chronology

Poet Laureate Press Release

2012 Poet Laureate Selection Committee