San Francisco Poet Laureate

The call for nominations for San Francisco’s 8th poet laureate closed on July 31, 2020.

The San Francisco poet laureate selection committee is reviewing the nominations and will make its recommendation to San Francisco Mayor London Breed in the near future.

“During this crisis, it remains important to support and celebrate poets, writers and artists that make our city special. Since the creation of the San Francisco Poet Laureate position in 1998 by Mayor Willie Brown, our poet laureates have brought the beauty and joy of poetry to the lives of our city’s residents. With this call for nominations, we hope to find our next poet laureate, whose words can help uplift and inspire San Franciscans during this difficult time and throughout our recovery.”

— Mayor London Breed

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