What We Do

We manage the Poet Laureate selection process, leverage a network of literary professionals to fuel submittals, and promote Poet Laureate projects and activities on behalf of Santa Clara County.

Who We Serve

As the Poet Laureate administrator, we serve the Santa Clara County Library in their effort to celebrate the art of poetry and make poetry more accessible in the everyday lives of Santa Clara County residents.

Why It’s Important

Poet Laureate programs grow public awareness in the literary arts, foster cross-cultural understanding, and connect us to our heritage and to each other.

What’s Been Done

What’s Next

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate. Click here to view the County Poet Laureate Guidelines and Application Instructions. Application Deadline: September 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm.