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Current List of State Poet Laureates:

  • Alabama………………………………………..Andrew Glaze
  • Alaska…………………………………………..Nora Marks Dauenhauer
  • Arizona…………………………………………Alberto Rios
  • Arkansas……………………………………….Peggy Vining
  • California………………………………………Juan Felipe Herrera
  • Colorado……………………………………….David Mason
  • Connecticut……………………………………Dick Allen
  • Delaware………………………………………..JoAnn Balingit
  • District of Columbia…………………………Dolores Kendrick
  • Florida……………………………………………vacant
  • Georgia…………………………………………..Judson Mitcham
  • Hawaii……………………………………………Stephen Kealohapau’ole
  • Idaho……………………………………………..Diane Raptosh
  • Illinois……………………………………………Kevin Stein
  • Indiana…………………………………………..George Kalamaras
  • Iowa………………………………………………Mary Swander
  • Kansas……………………………………………Wyatt Townley
  • Kentucky………………………………………..Frank X. Walker
  • Louisiana………………………………………..Ava Leavell Haymon
  • Maine…………………………………………….Wesley McNair
  • Maryland………………………………………..Stanley Plumly
  • Massachusetts………………………………….no position
  • Michigan…………………………………………no position
  • Minnesota……………………………………….Joyce Sutphen
  • Mississippi………………………………………Natasha Trethewey
  • Missouri………………………………………….William Trobridge
  • Montana………………………………………….Tami Haaland
  • Nebraska…………………………………………Twyla Hansen
  • Nevada……………………………………………vacant
  • New Hampshire………………………………..Alice B. Fogel
  • New Jersey………………………………………no position
  • New Mexico……………………………………..no position
  • New York…………………………………………Marie Howe
  • North Carolina………………………………….Joseph Bathanti
  • North Dakota……………………………………Larry Woiwode
  • Ohio………………………………………………..no position
  • Oklahoma………………………………………..Nathan Brown
  • Oregon…………………………………………….Paulann Petersen
  • Pennsylvania…………………………………….no position
  • Rhode Island…………………………………….Rick Benjamin
  • South Carolina………………………………….Marjory Heath Wentworth
  • South Dakota……………………………………David Allan Evans
  • Tennessee……………………………………….Margaret Britton Vaughn
  • Texas……………………………………………..Rosemary Catacalos
  • Utah……………………………………………….Lance Larsen
  • Vermont………………………………………….Sydney Lea
  • Virginia…………………………………………..Sofia Starnes
  • Washington……………………………………..Kathleen Fleniken
  • West Virginia…………………………………..Marc Harshman
  • Wisconsin……………………………………….MaxGarland
  • Wyoming………………………………………..Echo Roy Klaproth
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